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Nenana is a small city located in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census area of central Inland Alaska. It sits at the junction of the Nenana and Tanana Rivers at mile 305 of the Parks Highway. Nenana is approximately 56 miles from the city of Fairbanks. As of the 2000 census, the population of was 402 residents. Nenana has businesses with services for travelers, including river travel, small aircraft, and highway travel. Nenana is also home to a couple of bed and breakfast inns and restaurants and an RV park. Things to see in town include the Alfred Starr Cultural Center and Museum, which is open daily from mid-May to the end of September. The museum houses displays and artifacts of the local Athabascan Indians and other historical events of the region. The Yukon-Koyukuk region is a large region, geographically speaking. In fact, it has the largest area of any county in the United States, but has the lowest number of inhabitants per square mile. The largest cities in the region are Fort Yukon to the northeast and Galena to the west.

Surrounding areas: Anderson, Alaska (15.4 mi)

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Nenana Weather & Climate

Central Alaska has a climate of long, cold winters and short, cool summers. Weather in this region is very unpredictable. Temperatures of 70 degrees in summer is common, yet it's also been known to snow in August. The north and south side of the Alaskan Range Mountains have a completely different climate. The Gulf of Alaska carries moisture to the south side, but the mountains block water to the north side. This means a drier climate and huge temperature fluctuations to the north. The south has a transitional maritime continental climate, with cooler, summers and warmer winters.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 0°F -16°F 0.43 in. -
February 7°F -13°F 0.31 in. -
March 23°F -1°F 0.18 in. -
April 41°F 18°F 0.09 in. -
May 60°F 35°F 0.32 in. -
June 71°F 44°F 1.13 in. -
July 72°F 49°F 1.98 in. -
August 66°F 44°F 1.95 in. -
September 53°F 34°F 0.86 in. -
October 30°F 15°F 0.77 in. -
November 10°F -5°F 0.73 in. -
December 3°F -14°F 0.50 in. -

Nenana Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fairbanks International airport (FAI) located about 40 miles east of Nenana in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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