Accessible by airplane from Anchorage or Fairbanks, (or by daring sea captain,) Nome is well worth a visit on any Alaskan discovery tour. Located on the Seward Peninsula, it is a bustling small town rich with character and history. The town has a real 'feel' of Alaska. Strolling down Front Street, it is easy to imagine the rugged pioneer days of the big Gold Rush in 1901, when Nome was founded. Some of the hotels and saloons date back to those years and are adorned with photographs and newspaper headlines from that era. Bring a gold pan and try your hand at swirling pay-dirt right on the beach. You'll be surprised by what you'll find as you experience the thrill of gold fever!
Nome is noted today as the finishing point for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race which takes place every March. Mushers and their teams of Huskies and Malamutes glide down Front Street to complete the toughest race on earth; 1,100 miles from Anchorage.