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Big Delta State Historical Park

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Well maintained and interesting park.

I was more than happy to pay the $5 entry fee because the money goes to maintain this terrific... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Micki G
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Fun morning outing

My niece's relative was having a book signing at the gift shop and cafe there, so our family... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Anderson, Indiana
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Milepost 275 Richardson Highway, Delta Junction, AK
+1 907-451-2695
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I was more than happy to pay the $5 entry fee because the money goes to maintain this terrific state park that gets no government funding. Volunteers do a great job keeping the famous Rika’s roadhouse and other very old outbuildings in top shape. Lots...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

My niece's relative was having a book signing at the gift shop and cafe there, so our family decided to spend the morning at the park. The preserved road-house and out buildings were very interesting. It was a great place for the kids to explore...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

A very worthwhile stop. There are lots of interesting buildings and information on the history of this area, including the roadhouse. We really enjoyed our time walking around the outbuildings and the homestead. It is located right on the river with nice views. 25th July...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Stopped here because it looked interesting. Outside was a lot of history information and inside was a lot of things that you could purchase relating to the area of Alaska. Found it to be a quaint and interesting stop.

1  Thank sunni014
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised at the park. it had nice signs about the history outside the museum and nice things inside. A nice stop along the Richardson Highway.

1  Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Big Delta Sate Historical Park is about 8 miles north of Delta Junction at Mile 275 and is also the location for Rika's Roadhouse Café and Gifts. This was the lunch stop for our tour group during the long drive from Valdez to Fairbanks along...More

1  Thank Rhys J
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

An interesting 1 to 2 hour break in the drive up the Richardson Hwy into Fairbanks. Pamphlets available near the car park explain the buildings and surroundings of this once important roadhouse, run for many years by a Swedish immigrant woman named Rika. The grounds,...More

2  Thank 1never2late
Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is an interesting piece of history that also provides a gift shop and snacks. The woman who works here was very friendly & helpful.

Thank outsidenow
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Rika's Roadhouse & Landing is an excellent feature of Big Delta State Park. It provides a very real look into the past! The site was frequented by travelers, miners, hunters, traders, and the military in the early 1900s. Rika's Roadhouse was managed by a Swedish...More

2  Thank Sarah V
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I enjoyed the space of the park and the historical building that were exhibited there. Especially liked the wooden houses and the different styles of construction. Rita's Roadside Cafe found in the park providing soup, pulled pork, dogs and homemade pie. Good place to eat.

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