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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.