STATEHOOD: 1959; 49th state
ATTRACTIONS: Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the Northern Lights
FUN FACT: Five percent of Alaska is covered in 100,000 glaciers.
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Photos: Olga D. Van De Veer, Dreamstime (forget-me-not); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); tkacchuk, iStockphoto (flag); Byrdyak, iStockphoto (moose); Lawrence Weslowski Jr, Dreamstime (willow ptarmigan)
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