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Wonder Lake

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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$445*
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Mt McKinley Flightseeing Tour from Anchorage with...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you traveled all the to Denali you need to go all the way back to wander lake. It's a 12 hour trip and it you wimp out and don't go all the back you are just being lazy. It's so worth it!!!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

its a huge lake.. wonderlake is beautiful, peaceful and calm.. such a nice view with the mountain as backing.. you can even see the reflection of the sky on the surface of the lake...

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Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Since Denali National Park & Preserve does not have food concessions once passed the Visitors Center and not much to offer even at the Visitors Center, we packed enough food for lunch, dinner and snacks. Our tickets were for a 9:15am park shuttle bus to Wonder Lake - an 11-hour trip with Paul as our guide/bus driver. Cars are only... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

5.5 hours to get there 5.5 hours back what a great ride. If you do nothing else in Alaska, ride thru the park in a Blue Bird school bus I will never forget it.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just the right walk for us! A little steep at times but we needed the exercise after our cruise! Beautiful forest!

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San Diego, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stayed at the North Face Lodge in late August and Wonder Lake is right there. We hiked around different areas of the lake and took amazing photos of the lake and the tundra with the Fall colors. One day Mt McKinley (locals call it Denali Mt) was in full view for most of the day and we got great... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We can se why it was so named. It is 26 miles long and 1 mile wide flowing thru lovely mountain side.

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Homer, Alaska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I would like to actually spend time exploring Wonder Lake. We visited just for the day and fell in love with this beautiful serene place.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Drive into park is worth it. You can take tour or take shuttle into wonder lake. Fall is the season to go for color and less crowds.

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Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Denali was out, so how great is that. But the lake itself, was expecting what you probably only see once in a blue moon, Mt. McKinley mirrored across it's surface. My bad. Alaska is full of water bodies. For us, it was not special. Would have preferred to stop at Eillson Visitor's Center, spend the time at this fabulous site,... More

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