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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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This was another one of our stops off of the Seward Highway. This center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. It.... more
This was another one of our stops off of the Seward Highway. This center is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. It.... more »
Absolutely amazing experience, we got to see the brown bears less than 4 feet away, absolutely once in a lifetime! Cannot recommend enough. We spent about 2:30 hours walking around the whole place...
Absolutely amazing experience, we got to see the brown bears less than 4 feet away, absolutely once in a lifetime! Cannot recommend enough. We spent about 2:30 hours walking around the whole place... more »
Such a great place I went on a van tour. You can drive yourself and even walk through. If you drive through there are plenty of turnouts to pull over into and park so you can walk around to see the animals in that area. The animals look well cared for in the sanctuary. I saw so many beautiful animals it was lightly raining and was in the afternoon so some animals were under the cover of the open sheds. But just to see them at all is so wonderful. The restrooms were clean, the gift shop staff was super helpful. They had food options outside. I wish I had a little longer to look around but being on a tour you have only so long to look around. I will definitely go back on my next trip to Anchorage.
Wasn’t in the plan but stopped in anyway. Was very cool experience. Unlike zoos, you can tell the animals are happy. Very active. You can drive or walk the property. We walked and enjoyed it. Be sure to stop to see the brown bears a few times, they were playful and very active, doing something different each time we went.
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