Welcome to Hyder, Alaska
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Why drive 20 hours to Hyder, Alaska and 20 hours back to Seattle? The best answer I can give: to say that you did! And you cannot go all the way to Hyder and NOT take photos of the welcome sign!!!

Road trippers in front of the Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

While you have to visit customs while leaving Hyder, you can just roll right in! Hanging above the border is a “Welcome to Hyder, Alaska!” sign, and a pole to the side announces the “Hyder Townsite Limits,” that you are “Entering Alaska,” and that the speed limit is now 20 miles per hour…a sharp contrast to the kilometers we’d been driving all through British Columbia!

Entering Alaska sign at the border between Canada and Hyder.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Entering Alaska sign.

Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Val under the Welcome to Hyder, Alaska sign.

Site: “Welcome to Hyder, Alaska” sign
Location: Hyder, Alaska
Date: June 27, 2009

Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown near Berwyn's car kabob, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val is currently traveling the world and blogs about her life, food, and travels on her <a href="http://www.choosingfigs.com">personal website</a>.

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  1. Ken Cray

    I’m convinced that Alaska is the most beautiful place on Earth!

    February 10, 2016 Reply

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Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.