Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, Whittier

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  • I have never ridden through a train/auto tunnel before and it was quite an experience. The tunnel was narrow, but high and traffic goes one way, so you have to plan your arrival time so that you can g...  more »
  • Make sure you plan ahead. This wonderful tunnel only goes in one direction at a time. It switches direction every half hour so you need to make sure you leave enough time if you have reservations for ...  more »
  • Make sure to plan your trip ahead if you leave late in the evening as the tunnel closes and you can get stuck in Whittier if you dont plan ahead. Its an interesting drive through the mountain to see a...  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.
  • Loved it! Drove through a mountain! Pictures do not do it justice, was so cool to actually be inside the dark mountain. There were greatly spaced out safe house doors that made our imaginations run wild with ideas of what could be behind them. Experience of a life time we will never forget the fun drive.
  • 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!
  • TRUELY amazing to see inside the cave and the water and breather taking coolness of the rock
  • Fun one way tunnel takes 5 min each way. 11$

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