Nenana is located in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
at the confluence of the Tanana River
and Nenana River
on the Parks Hwy
. The town got its name from an Indian word meaning "a place to camp between the rivers." Nenana is the western-most portion of Tanana Athabascan Indian territory.
The town also is home to the Nenana Ice Classic, the Tripod Raising Festival and the Alaska Come-Back Sled Dog Race. Visitor information is available at a sod roof log cabin.
The Tripod Raising Festival awards a cash prize to the Ice Classic winners who guess the exact minute Spring breakup topples a tripod on the river ice. In addition, the town is home to the Alaska State Railroad Museum.