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White Alice Site

Anvil Mountain, Nome, AK
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Last of its kind

I enjoyed seeing it and learning about this Cold War relic on google. Need strong legs or a 4WD to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AlaskanEyes
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Anchorage Alaska
via mobile
No, you can't see Russia, but. . .

So you can't see Russia, but there's a stunning 360 degree view of Nome, the Bering Sea beyond, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mbj2
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Chattanooga, TN
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“musk ox” (6 reviews)
“bering sea” (3 reviews)
“mountain” (4 reviews)
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Anvil Mountain, Nome, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed seeing it and learning about this Cold War relic on google. Need strong legs or a 4WD to get up steep trail. Give Musk ox right-of-way and bring binoculars.

Thank AlaskanEyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So you can't see Russia, but there's a stunning 360 degree view of Nome, the Bering Sea beyond, the hills/mountains in the other 3 directions. When I was there, there was much discussion in town about North Korea and whether Nome would be targeted. That...More

Thank mbj2
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A narrow gravel road leads you to the site. Abandoned now, signs still show restricted entry. While I did not go beyond the fence, it was very eerie looking at these huge structures. Even better was the musk ox I could see from the top,...More

Thank jasperelkhorn2
Reviewed 16 May 2017

A great perspective and a unique historic relic. There are musk oxen, flowers, berries and all sorts of neat rocks and birds on the way up.

Thank gin396
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It has been stripped of almost everything.. the best part is the view. Wouldn't try to go there in the winter.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We flew into Wales (nearby town) and took a car to a nearby work site. The White Alice radar installation sits on top of a low foothill, just before the larger mountains rise up behind it. It's prominently displayed as you drive down the four...More

2  Thank Lyssah V
Reviewed 3 August 2016

On Richard Beneville's tour of Nome, he will show you how beautiful this area is. Anvil Mountain has remnants of Cold War surveillance, now dismantled, the remnants tower over the landscape as a reminder of how crazy our world is/can be. With any luck, you'll...More

2  Thank coolmoan
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was born and raised in Nome and these remain on of the coolest landmarks in the close vicinity (+/-4 miles from town) and you get a two-fer with Anvil Rock a ten minute walk away along the ridge. These DEW line antennas (Distant Early...More

2  Thank Gnomites
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Didn't even know about the site - learned about it from the B&B owners. It was really cool! Lots of wildlife even off of the road heading up the short drive out of town. Very windy at the top - bring an extra layer (or...More

2  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I have been to this site several times while leading birding tours to Nome. It is not necessarily a tourist attraction and requires a steep drive on a rough unpaved road. It is historical in terms of its use during the Cold War of last...More

5  Thank William S
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