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Dillingham Travel Guide, Alaska

Dillingham Overview, AK US –: Salmon Capital of the World

Dillingham is a city that has an area of about 35.7 square kilometers. This city was once called as the salmon capital of the world. Dillingham is in the south-western part of Alaska.

Dillingham Climate

Summer days are long and cool in Dillingham, which is ideal for vegetables like cabbage. Temperatures in the city are moderate. The best period for tourists has been reported between May and early September. In winter, the snowfall is the highest in coastal mountains. Located in Dillingham, Valdez has the greatest snowfall in the state.

Dillingham People

The people of Alaska are jointly called the Alaska natives and divided into five major categories. They are Aleuts, Northern Eskimos, Southern Eskimos, Interior Indians and Southeast coastal Indians. The categorization is based on the cultural similarities of the people of Alaska

Dillingham Arts

Alaska Stone Yard is on Prince of Wales Island and Dillingham Washington Stone Yard on Baker Highway. Alaska Art Gallery consists of original paintings, pottery, jewelry and scenic & wildlife photos. Alaskan native arts and crafts are also featured in the gallery.

Dillingham Culture

The state is inhibited by a variety of people thus leading to a mixture of cultures. A survey has reported that in a school district, the school body comprises students, who speak about 83 languages. The European influence is prominent in the state.

Dillingham Festivals

Summer in Dillingham is a festive season with so many events taking place. Some of the events are fishing, bike riding, camping etc. Anchorage Festival of Music fills the whole city with lots of music. Alaska Natives have Spirit Days Festival to celebrate their heritage.

Dillingham Economy

There is a very little possibility for agriculture. Fishing is the major source of income for the nation. Crab, shrimp, halibut, herring and cod are the main types being fished. Mining, petroleum and oil gas are the valuable industries of the state.

Dillingham Transport

Road transport is poorly developed because it covers and links only a limited number of cities. The Alaska Highway is the principal route through Canada. To attract tourists in the summer time, many trains run from Seward. The track extends to 60 miles and thus provides access to areas inaccessible by roads. Alaska marine highway is a well-developed marine transport. The Prince of Wales Island serves as an important marine link.

Dillingham Accommodation and Restaurants

There are numerous restaurants like Anchorage, Fairbanks and Eagle River in Dillingham, which provide yummy seafood and a comfortable staying for tourists.

So, come to the Salmon capital of the world and enjoy the wonderful seafood on offer!

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