The Last Frontier

Alaska State Nickname


Scenic Alaska

Scenic Alaska; Steese National Conservation Area.  Photo by Bureau of Land Management/Flickr (Use Permitted with Attribution).

Official State Nickname of Alaska

Alaska's official nickname is "The Last Frontier." All State Nicknames

Other Alaska Nicknames

Other familiar nicknames for Alaska are "The Great Land" (featured on the Alaska quarter), and "The Land of the Midnight Sun."



The U.S. Mint's commemorative quarter for Alaska features a grizzly bear with the state fish (salmon), the north star (see Alaska state flag and motto) and caption; "The Great Land" Alaska became the 49th state in 1959. Public domain image on Wikipedia.

Alaska quarter