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Barrow, Alaska

Things To Do In Barrow

This unique festival is a tradition of the Inupiaq Eskimos of northern Alaska, and typically takes place following the summer solstice to celebrate a successful spring whale hunting season. Experience traditional singing and dancing, a blanket toss - where jumpers bounce high on a seal skin blanket - and much more. Most events occur in Barrow, but other towns in the region also host their own celebrations.

Barrow
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907-852-3900

Located roughly 10 miles to the northeast of Barrow, this narrow spit marks the northernmost point in the United States. Many organized tours stop here during the summer months, but you can also reach the point via taxi (be prepared to walk from where the road ends). If you've come this far, Point Barrow is not to be missed!

Stevenson Street
Barrow, AK 99723

Across from the town's airport is this memorial dedicated to Will Rogers, famous American humorist, and Wiley Post, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Their plane crashed nearby during poor weather conditions on August 15, 1935.

Across from Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport
Barrow, AK 99723

Whaling is a huge part of the local heritage, and this center looks at how boat crews hunted for these creatures and used other local wildlife to create essentials such as sealskin boats and heavy fur coats. There are also monthly events that celebrate traditional dancing and other Eskimo customs.

5421 North Star Street
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907-852-4594

Food & Drink In Barrow

More than just a just a pizza place, Arctic Pizza offers a little bit of everything, including Mexican, Italian and American food, and a great view of the ocean.

125 Apayauk Street
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907-852-4222

This family restaurant offers a fusion of Italian, Chinese, American and Japanese cuisines, creating a variety of dishes that you won't find elsewhere north of the Arctic Circle. The menu features Chinese beef dishes served with white rice, vegetarian options like the veggie pizza, and much more.

5122 Herman Street
Barrow, AK 99723
Phone: 907-852-3300