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Address: Mile 0.75 Park Road, Denali National Park, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 907-683-9274
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When we went to pick up the tickets for our next day shuttle bus tour we were warmly welcomed by the staff. We asked 'some' information on hiking and we got a whole lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When we went to pick up the tickets for our next day shuttle bus tour we were warmly welcomed by the staff. We asked 'some' information on hiking and we got a whole lot of information, including maps, bus schedules.

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Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a hard time finding anyone with helpful info. The salesperson whom we needed to get tickets to gain access to the park was not very helpful. She didn't seem to understand how the bus system worked or the camping passes. It was very frustrating. The info booth didn't have paper bus schedules either only electronic ones for smart... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The people at the Wilderness Access Center are very nice and helpful We were on the last bus out Sept 11,2014 9:30am. Our driver was very informative and would stop for wild life. I thought 11.5 hours on a blue bird school bus would be awful but it worked out fine; (93miles one way). Use this option.

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delaware
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Center is basically a bus depot. The staff were very nice and helpful. The film on early Denali National Park was informative.

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Riverhead, NY
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

All tours begin at the Wilderness Activity Center. This is where we caught our Park Road tour to the Eielsen Visitor's Center...66 miles into the park...4 hours in and 4 hours out. This, we thought, was a non-narrated tour, but our guide imparted much knowledge and stopped for all wildlife...we saw 15 grizzlies, 6 caribou, ptarmigans, dall sheep, prairie dog-looking... More 

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Bellflower, California, USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

While in Alaska I ventured to Denali and did a self drive as well as a Bus Tour of the Park. The people at the Wilderness Access Center are very nice and helpful and this park truly is sacred ground as far as the United States is concerned. Keep in mind that if you want to self drive you may... More 

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Honomu, Hawaii
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119 reviews 119 reviews
84 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

They have a store for snacks and last minute items before hitting the trail. Guides to give advice. My mother in law attended a Catholic mass in the auditorium.

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Fort lauderdale
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was a pleasant addition to our bus trip into Denali National Park as the movie shown taught us about the history of this beautiful National Treasure

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Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Inside Denali NP, this is where tickets can be gotten for the bus ride through park. Ample vehicle parking and shuttle drop offs from lodging. It is organized, clean, staff are knowledgeable and helpful to customers. Sells coffee, a lifesaver for those early a.m. rides. Small gift shop inside. Wasn't crazy for the film (creating the road through the park).... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The center is good and has some good information. There is a neat little gift shop and there is a Saturday evening mass that people can attend from the McKinley Chalet and Denali Princess by taking the shuttle buses if desired.

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