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Denali Visitor Center

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Traveler Description: A visit to Denali includes a stop at the visitor centers, a drive on the park road or taking a bus deep into the wilderness. A majority of... more »
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Rising Sun
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After a ride around the park, we ended our visit with a trip to the visitor center. Lots of exhibits, a video, well informed guides and gorgeous scenery made it well worth the stop!

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent place to get the skinny on what to do, where to go, what to spend and where to stay. Staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The movie is outstanding. The displays are very informative and well done. They give a good picture of the geology, ecology and biology of the park. The facility is rather new and in a lovely location with easy bus access to trails and bookstore.

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Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

After our tundra tour we stopped in at the Denali Visitor Center to dry off (heavy rains hit the area as we were finishing up our bus tour) and to enjoy the exhibits and movie. During the season you can expect large crowds in the center, but the rangers were very attentive and informative. There was even a fun junior... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

When in Denali, go there first. Friendly staff, informative expositions, movie theater (free shows), etc. Clean and respectful.

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wales
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit lots to see and information. There are plenty of Moose to be seen in the car park and that's quite an experience.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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169 reviews 169 reviews
37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our stop at the visitors center was thankfully brief. The three workers we encountered all seemed to have an attitude that did not include cordiality or customer service. Abrupt and annoyance seemed to be their thing. Simple questions about parking for our car while we took the bus to Wonder Lake and about items for purchase in the book store... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As well as a gift shop and food service, the visitor center shows a film of the park, which is your best way to get acquainted with the park. Shuttle service is free and available to every hotel in McKinley Park. Staff is friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The customer service wasn't that good and it wasn't all that friendly, but you still can learn a lot.

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Louisville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We opted to stay longer than the tour allowed and catch another shuttle back to the Lodge. We happen to love park visitor centers and this one is no exception. Loads of history on the Park, the people involved in getting it recognized. Indian lore and wildlife exhibits. Good for children and adults. Wonderful book store on grounds. Loved it.

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