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Address: Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-783-2326
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Glaciers 101 - great information

The U.S. Forest Service staffs the Begich Boggs Visitor Center. They are very helpful and provide information about the glaciers, the trails, camping, and more in the area. Their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Lisa K
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The U.S. Forest Service staffs the Begich Boggs Visitor Center. They are very helpful and provide information about the glaciers, the trails, camping, and more in the area. Their resources are far reaching and the staff are extremely helpful and willing to share their knowledge with you to make sure your time in the Portage Valley or in Prince William... More 

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Colden, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My husband and I were on our way to Anchorage from Whittier and this was one of the places we wanted to visit along our route. We stopped here on 8/6/15 to learn more about the Chugach National Forest, America's 2nd largest single national forest. Built upon the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier. Admission $5.00 pp. Exhibits, film... More 

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Beamsville, Ontario
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Very interesting and informative visitor center. Great for kids as there are some interactive things to do.

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Thank canucks12
Iowa City, Iowa
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Really well done visitor's center on the edge of a glacial lake. Lots of great info, a good film, and an excellent gift shop.

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Thank LGWA
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Having been spoilt with scenery for days, I never tired of it. Stunning views of the Portage Valley - Lake Portage, Burns & Porage Glaciers. The visitors centre is well worth the $5 or so it costs to go in. It has interesting exhibits and displays. There are quite a few walking trails in the area as well. The time... More 

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Thank KiwiKerry53
Johnstown, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The views are awesome of the lake and surrounding glaciers. The visitor center is worth the stop to explore the exhibits and take in the views and history. The walking paths are worth the effort if you have the time. They are easy walking and the scenery is breathtaking.

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Thank Ed50_13
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I would suggest checking them out if you are in the area. Lots of information and you can walk outside and view the Glaciers! The Byron Glacier trail was a nice walk as well. Even though it was raining we had a wonderful time.

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Thank Dee5891
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Beautyful glacier site and an amazing visitors center. Movie about the glaciers history very good. Staff very velcoming.

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Thank Mona D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a great visitor center where the rangers patiently explained us all about the nearby hikes. Gave us the directions on how to get to the Byron Glacier Hike trail and how we could take a cruise to visit Portage Glacier.

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Thank Uma G
Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We love going to the BBVC on the weekend. Rain or shine, there is always something to do. Great interpretive displays, movie and rangers inside. Beautiful trails and scenery outside. There is a company that operates boat tours to the glacier in the summer (late May to early September). My number one caution is that the water is COLD –... More 

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