Last updated: 7/6/2014
Mile 275 Richardson Highway
Delta Junction, AK 99737
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
May 15 - Sept 15
Open in winter by appointment only
Maureen Gardner, Park Specialist
Big Delta State Historical Park gives visitors an opportunity to take a walk back in time. The park is comprised of Rika's Roadhouse and the Big Delta State Historic District, both on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic district was an important crossroad for prospectors, travelers, traders, and the military during the early days of the 20th century. Rika's Roadhouse, the centerpiece of the park, served travelers of the historic Valdez-to-Fairbanks Trail from 1913 to 1947. Also located at the park are the Delta Historical Society Museum, the McCarty Washington to Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System (WAMCATS) station and the Alaska Road Commission (ARC) site. There are also animals and birds to help create the right ambiance for this beautiful setting.
Park interpretive guides give tours of the grounds and buildings. Brochures are also available for a self-guided tour of the park.
A concessionaire located within the park operates Rika's Cafe' and Pantry offering "Arctic Fusion" cuisine that celebrates the history of the area as well as locally grown food. In addition to homemade meals, Rika's Cafe' and Pantry also offers Alaska made gifts, take and bake meals and original artwork.
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