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Bison

The beautiful Alaska mountain range.

   

Visitor center open for the season

 
Northern Lights photos courtesy of Debbie Jennings 

The Aurora Borealis (aka) Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis (aka) Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis (aka) Northern Lights

Mountain Moose

Photo courtesy of Steve DuBois
 

Delta Junction businesses with web sites:

Information about Delta Junction

Alaskrafts

Buffalo Center Diner

Clearwater Lodge

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Christian Center

Delta Convention and Visitor Bureau

Delta Greely School District

Delta Library

Delta Meat & Sausage

Delta Junction news: the Delta News Web

Delta Presbyterian Church and Faith Lutheran Fellowship

Delta Snowseekers

Deltana Outfitters 

Greatland Bible Baptist Church

Interior Alaska River Adventures

M&M Charters

Northern Lights Dairy

Polaris Junction

Wild River Guides
    


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Delta Junction welcome sign on the Alaska Highway

What to See and Do in Delta Junction

Delta offers much for the visitor to see and do. Of course, there is the never-ending view of the magnificent Alaska Range. Free ranging and fenced herds of buffalo, fenced herds of reindeer, elk, cattle and even Tibetan Yaks share the bounty of the land with moose, caribou and homesteaders in the area. Great fishing can be enjoyed in the numerous lakes and rivers. Fly-in fishing and hunting trips are available locally. You might try a flight-seeing trip around the area in a "bush" plane or take an evening wildlife tour in a bus, a canoe or a riverboat.

Pipeline bridgeA wonderful view of the Alaska Pipeline as you cross the Tanana River bridge eight miles north of town, will be sure to bring the cameras out.   You can also tour an operating pipeline pump station just 6 miles south of town. 

Photo courtesy of Steve and Kathy Fields .


The Delta Junction area is the home of two state campgrounds, Clearwater Recreational Site and Delta Recreational Site and two state parks, Quartz Lake State Park and Big Delta State Historical Park. 

Sullivan Roadhouse historical sign. We also have a wonderful visitor's center and  Sullivan Roadhouse, the oldest roadhouse in Interior Alaska.  Built in 1905, it is now the only restored roadhouse  and historical museum in the Interior of Alaska.

 Or you can tour an operating homestead and experience what life was like in the early days of Delta. Tours of farms including dairy, beef, and hog operations are available.  Delta is home to a meat processing plant and one of only 2 dairy processing facilities in Alaska.  Check out the spectacular gardens, both commercial and private. With the long daylight hours, Alaskan's grow some huge produce!

Even more Delta Info

Delta Junction is an ideal place to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis or "Northern Lights" as they are commonly known.  The aurora is most often seen from September to March.  From May to mid-August the summer skies are too bright.  It is possible to see northern lights more than 200 days a year.  The best viewing time is 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM, but it is possible to see them anytime it is dark.  Delta's  location and small concentration of street lights allows for excellent viewing.  Since Northern Lights don't generally appear until late evening hours, we offer a special "Northern Lights Wakeup Call" upon request.  We can make arrangements for great photo shoot locations.

Summer Activities

Bird watching
Boating
Buffalo Hunter's Hall of Fame
Canoeing
Climb Donnelly Dome
Deltana Fair
Dining
Fishing (Alaska Fishing License Fees)
Fly Fishing

Fishing on the Clearwater River

Hiking
Hunting
Horseback riding
Mountain climbing
Mud drag races
Quilting

Fishing on the Clearwater River.

State parks, recreation areas, waysides and boat launches
Trap and Skeet Club
Tour Delta Meat and Sausage
Visit a pioneer Alaskan Farm
Walk through Rika's Roadhouse and Museum

Winter Activities

Dining
Dog mushing
Downhill skiing
Ice fishing

Winter pike fishing at a nearby Lake

Photo courtesy of Pam Dunklebarger

Ice skating
Hockey
Parade of Lights at minus 50F
Polar bear plunge
Quilting
Snow machine trails
Weight pulls
  

  End of the Alaska Highway

    

The end of the Highway

The Alaska Highway was built during World War II as a military road to bring supplies to the Interior of Alaska and to airfields enroute that were being used by aircraft flying to Russia as part of the "Lend-Lease Program".  The entire 1422 mile Alaska Highway was built in a quick 8 months in 1942.  Construction began at what is now Delta Junction and headed southeast.  

Other construction sites included Dawson Creek coming north and Whitehorse going both north and south.  In Delta the Alaska Highway connects with the famous "Valdez-Fairbanks Trail (also known as the Richardson Highway).  

Alaska, British Columbia and Yukon Territory honored the builders of the highway and it's 50th Anniversary with a yearlong celebration in 1992.

Delta is in the process of developing a transportation museum featuring this amazing feat of construction.  You can view several large pieces of historic road maintenance equipment on the grounds of the Sullivan Roadhouse museum.  The Visitor's Information Center also has several books available telling the highway construction story.


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Kelly's Alaska Country Inn
1616 Richardson Highway
Box 849
Delta Jct.  AK  99737

Phone:  (907) 895-4667
Fax:   (907)895-4481

office@kellysaci.com

 

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