Nome is located on the northwest side of Alaska on the Bering Sea, 550 mi/885 km northwest of Anchorage. The town came into existence practically overnight after gold was discovered there in 1898.
The town's highlights include the Carrie McLain Memorial Museum (exhibits on the gold rush and the natural history of the area), the "train to nowhere" (turn-of-the-century locomotives rusting on the tundra) and the working gold dredges on the black-sand beaches. (There's still gold in that there di... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.