Chicken, Alaska

Chicken, Alaska
Location: Where the hell is Chicken, Alaska?
Length of visit: 2 hours
Major draws: Scenic views, wildlife, kitsch factor
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: Free unless you buy a bumper sticker
Additional considerations: Access requires driving many miles of potholed roads
Description: Between Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Tok, Alaska runs the Top of the World Highway with the farthest north U.S.-Canada customs station. Somewhere in the middle is Chicken, named so in 1902 because residents couldn’t agree on how to spell “ptarmigan” (a.k.a. “spruce chicken”).