Came here on a guided escorted tour (I probably would not have stopped if I was driving on my own since I did not initially know this place was here).
See a recreation of a part of Alaska's transportation history.
Before automobiles and highways, you could probably travel only about 25-30 miles per day via coach or horse. There were a series of "roadhouses" with places to sleep and eat. Rika's Roadhouse gives you a view of that past with recreated facilities. Hear the story of how Rika, a Swedish immigrant, came to acquire the roadhouse from the owner, her employer, and then to later expand the roadhouse at the turn of the century.
Located on the Richardson Hwy on the way to or from Fairbanks.
Can purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, cold sandwiches, salads, chili, soup, drinks, etc. for lunch/break in the restaurant (rest rooms). Arranged cafeteria style. Reasonable prices for Alaska. Small gift shop from local artisans.
Spend about one to two hours to adequately look around. No entrance fee to simply look around.
Warning: Bring mosquito repellent since this place is next to the Delta River!
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