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Sign Post Forest, Watson Lake
(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
See the collection of over 100,000 signs at Sign Post Forest, a tradition dating back to the Alaska Highway Project. In 1942, Private Carl K. Lindley went to repair one sign, and added another directing to his hometown. This, in turn, inspired people to post other signs here. Today, the practice continues, and you can see various signs from all over the world. Add your own to the huge collection of street signs, welcome signs, and license plates. Find about the history of the Alaska Highway at the interpretative center, which exhibits photos, and murals. Use our Watson Lake trip generator to visit Sign Post Forest on your trip to Watson Lake, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It's fun to read the many different signs from all over the world and with over 1/2 acre of sign post you can be there all day! 
  • A surprising "museum" that will take your attention for sure. Lots of signs and car plates from all countries. 
  • 78,000 signs from around the world, including streets, cities and family names. Must see to believe. 
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  • Interesting place to check out. Story is that Americans who were building the Alaska Highway were homesick and one worker posted the sign of his hometown. Soon, the others began doing the same until this place became known as the sign post forest. It's cool to walk around and see signs from all over the world. I believe you can leave your own sign but you have to arrange that with the visitor center. It's a lot bigger than I expected.
  • This place was more than I expected. I thought it was going to be a janky little place with signs etc. But once we got there and saw the massiveness of what it was we were blown away. It's fun to see signs you know from your home state or town and places you've been. Plan ahead and bring a sign if you wish to contribute. currently there are over 80,000 signs...That's impressive. Stop if you're in the area.
  • The sign post forest is a totally free spirited phenomenon. Just happened to find a couple from Aiken, SC where I used to live. It started out when some of the Alaska Highway builders placed signs indicating where they lived and many people have added over the years. Nothing spectacular, but signs from all over the world.
  • Nice place. Find your home place.
  • Worth a stop for sure, cuz it's probably on your way anyway. Chances are you'll see a sign you recognize that you didn't expect to ever see.

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