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Pleasant Valley, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Pleasant Valley.

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Around Pleasant Valley ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fairbanks. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the west of Pleasant Valley. Fairbanks has a population of 32,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Pole. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southwest of Pleasant Valley and has a population of 2,200 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   DirectionDistance
Badger   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chena Hot Springs   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chena   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
College   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Ester   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fox   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Harding Lake   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Moose Creek   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Salcha   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Two Rivers   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasant Valley ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Aurora   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West of Pleasant Valley   [Map]
Badger   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Bluff   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
College   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Dogpatch   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fox   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Moose Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
North Pole   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slaterville   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Totem Park   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Two Rivers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pleasant Valley ...

Looking for more information about Pleasant Valley? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pleasant Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pleasant Valley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Pleasant Valley.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pleasant Valley. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Pleasant Valley Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Pleasant Valley

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Pleasant Valley ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Pleasant Valley.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Metro Fld.   [Map]   MTF   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   W   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Pleasant Valley.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pleasant Valley. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SSW   273 miles [439.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Metro Fld.   [Map]   MTF   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant Valley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pleasant Valley.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Pleasant Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pleasant Valley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pleasant Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pleasant Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8786, Longitude: -146.8959     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Pleasant Valley), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pleasant Valley.