"Town that isn't so creepy anymore!" Whittier by spintobecca

Whittier Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 71 photos

This town used to be the Stuff Stephen King Novels were made of! This is mostly a "City Under One Roof" as most of the population lives in an apartment residence called the "Buckner Building" which was built in 1953. It contains 1000 units, it was originally built as army barracks. This town used to only be accessable by rail and sea, but a tunnel has been built so you can drive in now. This has lessened the creepy value on this town a great deal. If you would like to virtual drive the tunnel to Whittier, try this site:
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/creg/whittiertunnel/virtualdrive.htm

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Glaciers
  • Cons:Where the (#&$@ am I?
  • In a nutshell:Bring a toothbrush, just in case.
  • Last visit to Whittier: Aug 1998
  • Intro Written Jan 9, 2003
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  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    A Stephen King locale indeed! My mom and sister spent a week there one day. 3 marriage proposals she had and still she complained :) Birthday greetings from Kodiak!

  • Scandic's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 5:17 AM

    Whittier is such an oddball.So ugly to be an Alaskan town,but for somehow, some creepy way,the tunnel must to be experienced&see those disgusting bunker buildnings.Have you took that air picture?It makes 'even' Whittier 2 look prettier..hey that's poetry.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2003 at 10:25 PM

    Becca, you tell it as it is..I had to grin..tanx for sharing

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2003 at 2:26 PM

    Would like to dive one day, but I'm not sure if it has to be in winter ;)

  • Malinduli's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2003 at 4:31 PM

    it looks pretty to me
    but.really cold !

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2003 at 2:03 PM

    The underwater diving photos are great!

  • Aussie666's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 12:25 PM

    It still seems creepy but the diving looks cool.

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