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Welcome to Nome, Alaska: Crossroads of History, Cultures, & Continents.

Interested in learning more about what Nome has to offer? Check out our 2023 Visitor Guide here:

Nome Visitor Guide 2019

Set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula and overlooking the Bering Sea, Nome is Alaska’s most exciting destination for independent adventurers. It’s about as far away as you can get in Alaska while still enjoying the conveniences of the modern world. It offers an incredible mix of Native culture, rugged Alaskan adventure, dramatic scenery, world-class sporting events, and rich history.

Nome is the most famous gold rush town in Alaska—home of the last great gold stampede in the history of the American West. In the early 1900s, Nome drew people to its shores from all over the world. They are still coming today, especially in March for the finish of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and in late spring for the annual migration of dozens of bird species. Wildlife like the muskoxen can often be seen within minutes of picking up a rental car and fastening your seat belt.

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Winter Activities

Winter Activities

While our rural road system is closed, our unique sub-arctic landscape offers endless miles of treeless wilderness to explore.

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

With over 350 miles of roads, Nome has a lot to offer both in and around town. Check out our list for ideas!


Iditarod 2023

Every year in March, Nome hosts the finish of one of the toughest sled dog races in the world. Learn more here!

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Come by the Visitor Center!

Get in touch with local experts who are in the know about things to see and do in Nome and the surrounding area.

Headquartered in a cozy gazebo in downtown Nome (across from City Hall), the Nome Visitor Center should be your first stop when you make it into town!

Summer Hours: Open daily from 9-5 (closed for lunch)
Winter Hours: Open M-F from 9-5 (closed for lunch)