Founded in 1903, Seward was the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad. In 1964, an earthquake caused a tidal wave over 100 feet tall to wash away much of the waterfront, devastating the town. But its residents, embodying Alaska's famous spirit and fortitude, rebuilt. Today, the town of Seward is a thriving port for commercial fishing, tourism and the rail system.
Soaring cliffs overlook Resurrection Bay, so named by a band of Russian explorers who found this calm spot along the storm-tossed Gulf of Alaska on Easter Sunday.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Seward is also the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, with its distinctive rock formations, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife, including a colony of 40,000 puffins.