Aug 01, 2020 1:00 PM

'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum

Posted Aug 01, 2020 1:00 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The abandoned city bus in the Alaska backcountry that was made famous by the “Into the Wild” book and movie looks like it will have a new home in Fairbanks.

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources says it intends to negotiate with the University of Alaska's Museum of the North to restore and display the bus.

A final agreement is expected within a few months.

Christopher McCandless hiked to the bus in 1992, and couldn't hike back out because of a swollen river.

He died of starvation in the bus, which has become a dangerous destination for those wanting to pay homage to McCandless.