Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Anchorage

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • Good half hour pull off the road stop. They had bears , bison, moose and wolves along with a few others. It was great to drive thru and get up close to animals. Good gift shop and clean bathrooms.  more »
  • The animals looked well taken care of and the enclosures were massive. We were able to observe lots on animals. The only negative was that the streets to drive around were very icy and and the...  more »
  • 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!

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