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cold war relics

most of these 60s radar facilities have been removed. great landmark, you can hike or drive up to... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
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Nome, Alaska
Early warning system used in Cold War Era

These were part of an early warning system during the cold war. US AirForce. The asbestos has... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

most of these 60s radar facilities have been removed. great landmark, you can hike or drive up to the landmark. impressive. imagine it being manned 24 7.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

These were part of an early warning system during the cold war. US AirForce. The asbestos has been removed and 4 towers are standing on the mountain. Great view overlooking Nome and the Bering Sea. Great place to run your dog, or for some, to...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed seeing it and learning about this Cold War relic on google. Need strong legs or a 4WD to get up steep trail. Give Musk ox right-of-way and bring binoculars.

Thank AlaskanEyes
Reviewed 4 October 2017

So you can't see Russia, but there's a stunning 360 degree view of Nome, the Bering Sea beyond, the hills/mountains in the other 3 directions. When I was there, there was much discussion in town about North Korea and whether Nome would be targeted. That...More

Thank MARY B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A narrow gravel road leads you to the site. Abandoned now, signs still show restricted entry. While I did not go beyond the fence, it was very eerie looking at these huge structures. Even better was the musk ox I could see from the top,...More

Thank jasperelkhorn2
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A great perspective and a unique historic relic. There are musk oxen, flowers, berries and all sorts of neat rocks and birds on the way up.

Thank gin396
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It has been stripped of almost everything.. the best part is the view. Wouldn't try to go there in the winter.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We flew into Wales (nearby town) and took a car to a nearby work site. The White Alice radar installation sits on top of a low foothill, just before the larger mountains rise up behind it. It's prominently displayed as you drive down the four...More

2  Thank Lyssah V
Reviewed 3 August 2016

On Richard Beneville's tour of Nome, he will show you how beautiful this area is. Anvil Mountain has remnants of Cold War surveillance, now dismantled, the remnants tower over the landscape as a reminder of how crazy our world is/can be. With any luck, you'll...More

2  Thank coolmoan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was born and raised in Nome and these remain on of the coolest landmarks in the close vicinity (+/-4 miles from town) and you get a two-fer with Anvil Rock a ten minute walk away along the ridge. These DEW line antennas (Distant Early...More

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