Alaska Veteran's Memorial

(Mat-Su Region)


"We dedicate this place to the remembrance of the veterans of Alaska who have served their country at home and throughout the world. We honor their heroism and dedication."

Park:

The Alaska Veteran's Memorial is located within Denali State Park at mile 147.1 between Anchorage and Fairbanks.

The memorial consists of five 20-foot tall concrete panels, one each to represent the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, arranged in a semi-circle. A statue of two Alaska Territorial Guards, carved by Canadian sculptor George Pratt, greet you at the entrance. On each panel is a short history of that branch's contribution to Alaska.

The Denali State park is 325,240 acres, almost one-half the size of Rhode Island. The park provides visitors with a great variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from roadside camping to wilderness exploration.

The visitor center at the Memorial is usually open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


Facilities:
  •  Historic Features - handicap symbol
  •  Visitor Center
  •  Toilets - handicap symbol
  •  Water - handicap symbol
  •  Picnic Sites
  •  Trails
  •  No Parking Fee


Activities:
  •  Memorial and historical features
  •  Hiking trails
  •  Viewing Mt. McKinley
  •  Picnicking


Driving directions to Veterans Memorial

Address:

Milepost 147.1 Parks Highway

Driving Directions:

Located along Alaska Route 3 (the George Parks Highway), approximately 240 miles north of Anchorage, 187.6 miles south of Fairbanks, and 73.9 miles south of Healy. In Talkeetna, approximately 100 miles north of Anchorage.