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Wilderness Access Center

Mile 0.75 Park Road, Denali National Park, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
907-683-9274
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Chandigarh, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you were not prepared and showed up at the WAC for your shuttle ride without your food and drinks for the 6-8 hour drive, don't worry, it is all available here! There is also a nice gift shop.

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As this is the place where the busses take everyone out on the tours, it is very busy, The staff is friendly and informative, We took the park bus trip to Eielson and it was worthwhile. Only problem was our bus driver was 30 minutes late arriving. A bit annoying but still worth the wait. Everything very clean. Coffee good... More

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Park Falls, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The shuttle is the best deal around, with the 3 for 2 deal it was cheap entertainment. Mike Dyas was our driver each day and gave an incredible tour experience. He was knowledgable and experienced.

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Plan on arriving early for your shuttle of tour bus in order to get good parking. There is food and drink inside the Wilderness Access Center in case you have forgotten to bring it with you. The Wilderness Center will be closed when you return if you ride the 12 hour long shuttle.

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great view of local animals being helped back to health and eventually into the wild. There is nowhere else that you have an opportunity to actually be five feet from a bear or see a lynx close up.

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Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A must see while you are in the park. Great interpretive exhibits telling about the history and eco systems of the park.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is the only starting point for tours of Denali, and the automobile portion of the parking lot was overflowing upon BOTH of our visits (one to get our tickets, then again for the bus tour), forcing us to park in the RV lot. Our 7-hour tour which we were told provided a "box lunch" actually provided bottled water (room/bus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Go to the Visitor Center first and buy your discovery hike tickets and then go to the Wilderness Center to buy your bus tickets. We didn't know and spent needless time in lines for bus tickets only to find that the Visitor center is where discovery hikes are booked. No-one tells you and Nothing is Posted. This spot is only... More

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South Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is where the tours and shuttles into Denali start. The folks at the desk were very helpful the process for getting to the right tour/shuttle worked quite well. Since the shuttles don't provide lunch like the tours do, you need to bring your own food. The WAC food selection was not very good; but adequate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our tour guide was Tom Turk. He made this so enjoyable. He was in total control of the trip. We saw everything but a bear! He knew the park. We even got to see Mt McKinley. What a monster! Parts of the ride were a little scary when the bus had to go to the edge of the road to... More

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