Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Anchorage

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Experience Alaska’s diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Set on over 69 hectares (170 acres) of land, the center is dedicated to education and the preservation of Alaskan wildlife, housing an assortment of endangered animals native to the state. Meander through the park in your car or on foot, stopping to admire the animal residents, including dozens of elk, moose, musk oxen, and Hugo, the center’s beloved grizzly bear. For an extra fee, you can opt to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility to learn more about the animals and their trainers and to gain access to some of the park’s off-limits animal enclosures. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Anchorage holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We unexpectedly found this amazing place on our way to Kenai from Anchorage. We had no idea there would such a wide variety of wildlife! We saw so many amazing animals that we could have spent an... 
    We unexpectedly found this amazing place on our way to Kenai from Anchorage. We had no idea there would such a wide variety of wildlife! We saw so many amazing animals that we could have spent an...  more »
  • Good place to safely see moose, elk and other local wildlife up close. Wasn't very big but enough time to walk around and see all animals before we headed on to our port. 
    Good place to safely see moose, elk and other local wildlife up close. Wasn't very big but enough time to walk around and see all animals before we headed on to our port.  more »
  • Josh was so very knowledgeable about this center, history of it's development and animals we might see or not since the center had experienced 2 feet of snow the day befoer our arrival ! The trip... 
    Josh was so very knowledgeable about this center, history of it's development and animals we might see or not since the center had experienced 2 feet of snow the day befoer our arrival ! The trip...  more »
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  • Lovely conservation center. They take in animals unable to survive on their own and keep them in decent sized enclosures. It's got a very nice gift shop and a food truck where you can get coffee, pop, and reindeer hot dogs or reindeer Polish sausage! If you're out this way and have a little extra time, check it out!! Definitely a place I would support.
  • Affordable family fun and education can walk or drive to see the different animals. Can even do a combination of both (walk/drive), so it can be enjoyed in any weather as you can get in and out of your vehicle as you wish. Nice gift shop with a variety of gifts, a decent selection of food. I go at LEAST once a year and every year there is an improvement to make it even better and something different. Try to time your trip with the bear feedings, really neat!
  • This is a great place to visit with the family, or friends. If you want to have an up close and personal view of the wildlife that is in Alaska, this IS the place. Visit with the conversation crew, and get to know what to do when encountering each species, what they eat, and how they live in the wild. Eat real reindeer sausage "dogs" at the snack bar, along with your favorite coffee or soft drinks. A good time for all!
  • Really nice place to view the animals. You can get pretty close if you are lucky and the animals are near the fence. It's probably better to walk rater than take the car simply because you will keep on getting out the car. Overall it's nice but there isn't enough animals.
  • When you want to see many Alaskan animals in one place. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is an amazing location with improvements to the area every year. You can see how the management wants to make this location large enough for the animals, but also enjoyable for the public. If you want to see the bears then arrive around feeding time. Bring a camera with a long lens, because not all animals are right next to the fence. Drive slowly for not only safety reasons, but to minimize the amount of dust you'll lift into the air. People and cars share much of the same area here. The gift shop has a huge selection of gifts, so take a look. If this review was helpful please click the Like button.

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