Every now and again I will be sharing photos we took on our Alaska trip back in May. We saw a lot of interesting sights that intrigued me and I am sharing one of those today, The Igloo House, a four-story concrete structure built in the 1970's.
It was pointed out to us on the tour bus as we were making our way from Seward to Alkeetna, on the George Parks Highway. It is so large it can be seen by airplanes at 30,000 feet. The igloo-shaped building was going to be a hotel, a premier Alaskan-style accommodation but it was never finished. They ran into all kinds of building code violations, and it has sat abandoned for nearly half a century.
The interior was never finished either, was once padlocked but no longer is as it was impossible to keep the curious from wandering in to explore. It passed through several owners but none of them were able to get it back to par. How strange it is now a tourist attraction, as no guests have ever stayed there. You can see more here. It also shows what it looks like inside.
You will find it 200 miles out of Anchorage, at the halfway point between Fairbanks and Anchorage (Alaska's two largest cities) on the south side of the Parks Highway at mile 214.5.