The fast-food location, which has seemingly been untouched since the 1990s, is on Adak Island, a remote place in the Aleutian Islands, far out into the northern Pacific Ocean.
It’s just the latest strange Alaskan place to go viral in recent weeks. Previously, a teenager drew millions of views after sharing a TikTok about her central Alaskan town, where “everyone” lives in the same building. Shortly after, another user went viral for explaining how it can take 15 days to travel between two neighboring Alaskan islands.
The abandoned McDonald’s, meanwhile, spread widely on Twitter thanks to a user named @RealJezebelley. In her post, she pointed out that the location’s menu still features promotions for the Jurassic Park film series.
The Adak McDonald’s has been a point of interest for several years now. In the past, YouTubers have filmed clips of themselves exploring the space.
Originally, Adak was set up as an outpost for Army and Navy bases during World War II, according to the National Park Service. The naval base was eventually abandoned in the 1990s, and as a result, many of the town’s residents moved away. In 1997 the Los Angeles Times reported that many businesses in Adak were left totally as they’d been when they were occupied.
However, many Twitter users were learning about the abandoned McDonald’s for the first time. Several of them shared excitement or shock — or, in some cases, both.
“This needs to be in a museum… or my basement,” one user joked.
“The prices haven’t changed much,” another pointed out.
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