In addition to the great Spencer Glacier Whistlestop tours, the Alaska Railroad features some special trains this fall, including:
This is a great way to travel from Anchorage to see the Alaska State Fair in Palmer August 27, 28, 29 & September 3, 4, 5. The Railroad has a special website with schedules and rates. It’s just a 90-minute ride up to Palmer–and you can miss all the traffic!
Caution–this train sells out! Call right away to book this special ride on Oct. 2. (907)265-2494. The Microbrew Express travels 80 miles roundtrip from Anchorage to Portage and features an impressive assortment of the finest local microbrews and incredible scenery of Turnagain Arm. The fare includes roundtrip rail, 6 half pints of the Brewhouse’s best drafts and an array of hors d’oeuvres.
Train departs Anchorage Depot at 4pm and returns at 8:30pm.
Spencer Glacier Whistlestop! Don’t miss your chance this year to hike up to Spencer Glacier from the railroad stop. It’s a great daytrip! Here’s a special link to pay just $129 for this great trip (including the raft trip down the Placer River!).
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