This Is What It's Like To Stay Overnight In Whittier, AK - The 'Town Under One Roof'

March 28, 2016

Whittier is a city in Alaska with an estimated population estimate was 217, almost all of whom live in a single building.

A couple recently visited the town for one night as a stop on their Alaska vacation and documented the trip through the pictures you are about to see below.

"Visiting Whittier is a surreal experience. Not being able to leave when you want is definitely a strange feeling. They close the tunnel down completely, and from 10pm to 5am, you can not enter or leave the town."

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"This is what you see when you first approach Whittier. The 2.5 mile tunnel that you have to pass through to enter the town is one lane only, they switch the direction of travel every 30 minutes. You have to wait at these lights until they let you go."

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"This is the entrance to the tunnel."

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"Traveling through the tunnel, it makes you feel a little claustrophobic. By the time you're nearing the end, this is definitely a welcome sight."

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"This is the condo that *almost* everyone in the town lives in."

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"There are reindeer in a pen right in front of the condo."

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"This is the abandoned building where people lived back when this town was still a military base. At one time, this building was the largest building in the state of Alaska, and now it is completely abandoned.

"It was pretty well gated up. I couldn't find a way in, and they apparently are getting pretty strict about people not going inside."

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"It looks pretty creepy as the sun starts to go down. Gives off a Silent Hill vibe."

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"Here are some pictures of the condo we spent the night in. It feels cozier than you would imagine."

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"This is the reindeer pen as seen from above."

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"There is a slight misconception about this town. Not everyone lives in the same building. I'd say about 80% do, but there are also some apartments separate from the main building. Also, while there is a grocery store inside the building, there is a bigger store in the town, about the size of the inside of a gas station. I didn't get any pics, unfortunately."

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"This is the grocery store inside the main building."

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"The video rental in the grocery store."

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"This is the storage underneath the main building. Each tenant gets a small storage area for things they can't fit in their small apartments."

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"The view from inside the condo."

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"Thanks for checking out our adventure!"

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Credit: HyruleanHero1988

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