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Visitor Information -- The Nome Convention and Visitors Bureau, 301 Front St. (P.O. Box 240), Nome, AK 99762 (tel. 907/443-6555; www.visitnomealaska.com), provides maps and detailed information for diverse interests. The office is open daily June, July, and August from 7am to 7pm, and the balance of the year Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.

The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve Headquarters, 214 Front St. (P.O. Box 220), Nome, AK 99762 (tel. 907/443-2522; www.nps.gov/bela), is a good source of outdoors information from the rangers who staff a desk and are responsible for a rarely visited 2.7-million-acre national park unit, which covers much of the Seward Peninsula north of the Nome road system. Rangers offer a variety of programs all year, especially during the Iditarod finish in March. Their bird tours and ranger hikes are mentioned below.

Also check the Nome Nugget website, at www.nomenugget.com, a real window into the community.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.