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Valdez, the Switzerland of North America

So much more than the Exxon Disaster and the terminus of the Pipeline. This little village has exquisite views, friendly folks, gutsy history and more fun than we could have imagined. Best of all…no cruise ships in port. Old Valdez was destroyed in '64 by a 9.2 earthquake followed by a tsunami. Founding fathers donated their personal land to found a new Valdez about 4 miles away and the town was rebuilt by the former residents. Gotta admire their hometown spirit.