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Address: Alaska Highway (Hwy 97), Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
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For some reason we thought the beginning of the Alaska Highway was further north. The beginning of the Alaska Highway is marked in a location, that many people headed further... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Airdrie, Canada
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is a very attractive Mile Zero Post situated in the center of town, and that's where most people take photos of the Start of their journey up the World Famous Alaska Highway. However,...the REAL start of the Highway is located at the N.A.R. Park by the city's last Grain Elevator. Once parked, turn toward the traffic circle, and you... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

For some reason we thought the beginning of the Alaska Highway was further north. The beginning of the Alaska Highway is marked in a location, that many people headed further north stop for photo's.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was our first stop on the Alaska Highway. Rachel at the front desk was super helpful in providing us a pamphlet with gas stations, food stops, and hotels currently operating along the highway. A converted railway station that deposited over 10,000 soldiers in the span of several days to build the highway to Alaska, it includes old equipment that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It's not a big stop but well worth it. The museum has lots of info about the surrounding area and especially about the early years of the Alaska Highway. The highlight was the art gallery next door. It is in a converted Grain Elevator that was moved, in one piece, to the site. The art gallery winds up a ramp... More 

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Orangeburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Here is the location of one of Dawson Creek's Alaska Hwy Mile 0 markers. One designates the original 1942 starting point, the other marks the current starting point. Great photo op for starting your journey on the Alaska Hwy. Lots of interesting background info and historical photos in the museum.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If your traveling to Alaska or returning this is a must see place. Also the mile post in center of town. Stop and see the info center and the museum

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Pahrump, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this little museum and the cost was nominal. Many interesting exhibits...be sure go up stairs to see the living quarters. Free coffee too!

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Was here in November on a moose hunting trip and with a day off I had to take a "Drive" on the Alcan Highway! This is the famous Milepost 1 sign. History, scenic wonder and a true appreciation of how hard it musty have been to complete. Do it!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

There are two sign posts: this one in town, and the Mile 0 marker outside the Visitor Center. Be sure to visit the Visitor Center. It has an exhibit upstairs of black and white photos of the Alaska Highway being built. Did you know that much of the work was done by African Americans?

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

World class Elevator art gallery that showcases local artists. Great gift shop in both the Art Gallery and museum. Museum is in old Train Station which is also the tourist information centre. Staff is knowledgeable about the Alaska Highway experience. Museum gives glimpse of life throughout the area from first settlement.

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