Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, Whittier

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  • This tunnel is stunning with beautiful rock walls and railroad tracks in the road. It's a pretty good bargain to get thru to the other side as hiking over seemed a little more than we could handle in ...  more »
  • Very cool experience! Pretty incredible when you think about the fact that everything that comes & goes, by land, has to go through this tunnel. Quite an engineering feat with the delightful charm of ...  more »
  • In order to get to Whittier you have to use this tunnel, but it was an adventure all by itself! The tunnel is only one lane so there is a wait to go through. Even the train uses the same tunnel, so yo...  more »
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  • If you're fascinated with tunnels then you'll love the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel provides rail and road access to Whittier. The Alaska Railroad train shares the same tunnel with vehicles, but don't worry this is very safe. There is a tunnel schedule that revolves around 45 minutes. When a train arrives it has priority, but otherwise traffic flows very well in each direction. There is plenty of light inside the tunnel to take video or pictures. The smell of rock and water is unique, so drive with the windows down.
  • I went through this amazing example of engineering and organization on the Alaska Railroad following a cruise that terminated in Whittier. Everyone takes their turn: trains for a certain time, highway traffic for a certain time. Unforgettable!
  • Fun one way tunnel takes 5 min each way. 11$
  • Terrifying. Not well made. Long waits to go through one lane tunnel. And the town was not worth the $13 to get to.
  • Amazing tunnel and history. Google it!

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