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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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)