Things to do in Nome Alaska Nome has a fascinating gold history, however I wasn’t there to pan for gold, I was there to be nowhere. With only 3 roads that connect you to nothing, Nome is a unique place to visit in remote Alaska.
Alaska, the state of the Union as well as the largest and most sparsely populated, is a land where Mother Nature reigns, and natural wonders can be found around every turn. Pictured here is Kincaid Park in West Anchorage.
Balto was the lead sled dog on the last leg of a famous, life-saving medical delivery to Nome, Alaska, in 1925. There was a serious outbreak of diphtheria in the city, and medical officials needed antitoxins to prevent the upper respiratory tract infection from spreading. The nearest doses were in Anchorage. Officials were forced to rely on dogsleds to deliver the antitoxins because the extreme cold made other modes of transport impossible. The run took seven days.