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how else do you get into Whittier by land, lol

crazy-cool, but expect to wait for all the differnet lanes of traffic AND types of traffic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mobile638786
Exciting and unexpected!

While inconvenient to only be able to go through at certain times of the day, the construction is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stacy R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

crazy-cool, but expect to wait for all the differnet lanes of traffic AND types of traffic, road/tunnel is shared with the RR.. just hoping no ones cloustrophobic, it IS a tight squeeze in there

Thank Mobile638786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While inconvenient to only be able to go through at certain times of the day, the construction is fascinating.

Thank Stacy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this tunnel leads to the little town of Whittier which is a fascinating little explorable town tunnel is only one single Lane through two and a half miles of rock that closes down every night fascinating, very cool !

Thank C S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the same tunnel used by trains to get to and from Whittier. We went there in mid-October and unfortunately it was rainy so long distance viewing of anything was limited. However, we did take the time while waiting for our turn to travel through...More

1  Thank johnbuoy1
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The history regarding this tunnel is very interesting. Look up on the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel website for the times that autos are allowed to go through the tunnel. They stay on schedule.

Thank wolfcreek850
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is in itself worth the trip, an old railroad tunnel made accessible for cars, one way 2. 1/2 miles long.

Thank kansas046
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My husband and I took the tunnel to drive from Anchorage to Girdwood. It is an 8 minute car ride to drive through the tunnel. The tunnel coordinators run a tight ship as they are very timely. So make sure that you arrive on time,...More

1  Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Grateful it's in such good shape and runs on schedule. Kinda cool to travel through a 2 mile tunnel!

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

While there were 6 lanes full of traffic into the tunnel the trip was fast and orderly. Once leaving the tunnel there are bathrooms along the road and gravel roads to the beach and bay.

Thank Akfotoman
Reviewed 6 September 2018

we chose to take the train thru the tunnel ...for a few reasons ...one...to take the Alaska Rail...and two...so we didnt have to drive by car thru the tunnel that shares the road with the train and is on a schedule.. The tunnel was smooth...More

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Cheryl S
22 August 2017|
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Response from k s | Reviewed this property |
Why not? A driver you contract will take you anywhere you want to go, as long as you pay the toll. You pay the toll to get into the Whittier area, but not to leave. Are you going to Whittier or just driving through the... More
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hilbilly2
9 October 2015|
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Response from k s | Reviewed this property |
The tunnel opens at 6:00 a.m. leaving Whittier and every hour after that. They only allow so many through the tunnel to make sure it is clear for traffic coming into Whittier on every half hour. The toll to drive through... More
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David P
26 July 2015|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
I just traveled through there and your motor home will have no problem. The train travels through this tunnel in between vehicles so there is plenty of room.
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