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Address: , Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This area offers many hiking options.
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You need to be of average fitness

We really enjoyed it however you need to be fit . It is an 8 hour tour 90 minutes each way by bus and then 1000 feet walk down to falls but remember you have to walk up. groups... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed it however you need to be fit . It is an 8 hour tour 90 minutes each way by bus and then 1000 feet walk down to falls but remember you have to walk up. groups of people vary from to 2 to 15 approx lunch is included . Eric was our guide and very good ,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A wonderful excursion over and above the bears in Katmai. It is awesome to see how the volcano eruption has devastated such a wide area.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had two days at Brooks Camp and so as we saw so many of the bears on the first day decided to do this on the second. It's not far to the valley (twenty something miles) but the bus goes quite slowly and so it takes a couple of hours with some stops along the way to experience the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took the bus tour to the Valley of Smokes from Brooks Camp. The cost was $90 per person and this included lunch. The tour was good, interesting geology and worth seeing. If I were only at Brooks Camp for 2-3 days I would probably focus on the bears only. The weather can be poor up at the Valley of Smokes,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A place to visit in Katmai National Park. The tour and guide provided us with the details about the formation and history of this unique and dynamic area. For us Katmai is more than just bears at Brooks Fall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What an incredible place. We were fortunate to have been flown in and experience the enormity and beauty of the Valley with no other persons present. I did not appreciate its place in Alaskan and Katmai history; our pilot shared the story - truly incredible! Brought home a few small 'pumice stones' to remind me of how small I felt... More 

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Linton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trip is worth it when combines with the bear viewing at Katmai. There is some hiking involved, but you do not have to hike the trail if not able to. There is a small visitor center and you can still see out through the valley.

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Columbia, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A bit of a trek to get there but worth it. A significant part of travel is seeing areas, buildings, vistas, and people that are unique to where you are. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is as unique to Alaska as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. If you have the opportunity, go.

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Key West, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I never did the ground trip into the valley, but I did fly over it in a float plane a bunch of times. It is amazing! one of the coolest places on earth.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For our 30th wedding anniversary we spent a month traveling all over Alaska. This park was definitely a highlight. It was rather expensive, but SO worth it. We took a plane from Anchorage to King Salmon and then a small float plane from King Salmon to Katmai. (Worst thing for me was the embarrassment of having to weigh me and... More 

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