Did you know Alaska is big? Alaska is big. The Alaska tourism promotion site Alaska.org is particularly invested in spreading the message that Alaska is big, bigness being a key tourist attraction to the state.
Exhibit A in the case that Alaska is big: this National Geographic map showing how big Alaska is compared with the continental US:
But that's not all! Alaska.org offers a fully interactive showing-how-big-Alaska-is tool, wherein you can place any given state inside Alaska and see how puny it becomes. Here's New York:
Texas holds its own a little better, but is still less than half Alaska's size:
California doesn't look pathetic, but you could fit almost four of it into Alaska:
Just for kicks, let's throw in Rhode Island, which has 552 times less land area than Alaska:
In conclusion, some states are bigger than others, and Alaska is very big. See how big other states are compared with Alaska here.
Hat tip to Now That's Nifty.