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What areas and sights are featured in the "Alaska - Beyond Your Dreams" videos?

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The "Alaska - Beyond Your Dreams" video focuses on the wildlife, the activities, the cultural diversity and the contrast between the still untamed wilderness and modern cities, such as Anchorage and Fairbanks. It covers the many ways to explore the state by land and sea.

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Among the wildlife species featured are grizzly bears, caribou, the white Denali sheep, moose and seals, all in their natural habitat. Red beaked puffins, considered the clowns of the bird world, are at their nesting grounds. Visitors are shown casting for salmon, from shore and on boats. Float planes deliver visitors to remote villages and campsites.

Panoramic views of Denali National Park, along with its tour bus service, are featured. The Alaska Railroad, which makes the journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks with a stop in Denali, was also highlighted. Another tour, which takes visitors to a section of the Alaska pipeline that is above ground, is also featured.

Native celebrations, dances and crafts are shown, along with pictures of Russian Orthodox churches, with their distinctive onion-shaped domes. The modern Anchorage skyline was featured, along with the Riverboat Discovery cruise in Fairbanks.

The latter is a vintage paddle-wheeler that cruises the Chena and Tanana rivers. Along the way, visitors stop off at a native village and learn about smoking salmon and how fish are caught using fish traps that are powered by the current.

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