Ride the Rails: Top 10 Train Trips for Families


Denali Star

The thought of touring Alaska might seem like an unattainable dream for some families, but railways can make that dream a reality with relative ease. Take the Denali Star, the flagship rail line of the Alaska Railroad Corporations.

The train line runs from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and riders might catch a glimpse of moose, caribou, bears, beavers, wolves and waterfowl. Amid the stunning landscape, Mount McKinley looms large on the horizon, and upon arrival, Fairbanks has all the feel of a traditional frontier town.