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Begich, Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier

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Address: Mile 5.5 Portage Glacier Road, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907 783 2326; +1 907 783 3242
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Lots of information, nice center.

Very pretty location and lots of information at this visitor center. Pay the $5 to watch the movie...it's worth it. There's interactive exhibits that are good for kids, and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very pretty location and lots of information at this visitor center. Pay the $5 to watch the movie...it's worth it. There's interactive exhibits that are good for kids, and you could spend a fair amount of time here going through everything.

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Nice visitor center ,alot for kids to interact with- not that far away from the main highway, Rangers there to give you any info you want to ask

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a really nice visitor's center that sits in one of the prettiest locations. Make sure you watch the short film and then wait for the screen and curtains to move back so you can see the stunning view out the window behind them. Wow! It's breathtaking! There is a $5 fee to see the film/exhibits but it's worth... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Interesting visitors center on the way to Portage Glacier. Even if you don't go to the glacier be sure and drop in.

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Altavista, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a very well laid-out visitors' center, with very helpful and informative staff. Don't miss the short video about the Portage Glacier and lake. At the end of the video, pause in the room as the screen rises and the curtain opens behind the screen to reveal a breathtaking view of the lake and tip of the glacier. Be... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The title really says it all here - just another visitors center. Sadly, the Portage Glacier is not worth stopping at (see my review on the Portage Glacier) so the visitors center is kind of a waste of time as well. Worth stopping in if you are there, but don't take the time to go by there just to see... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This place is good to stop on your way to Whittier, waiting for the tunnel, but if you want to really see the Visitor Center you have to pay to go to the exhibits. Luckily, the glass "observatory" (maybe) which let you see through the glass onto the lake, and the shore (and on a moderately clear day), and the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you're going to be staying in the Seward/Girdwood/Anchorage area for several days, this is a good activity for really rainy days because it's indoors and parking is relatively close. You probably only need like 2 hours to go through the center and watch the film. At a $5 entry fee for adults and my 7-year-old was free, it's a... More 

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Charlestown, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited the center on a rainy day when the wind had blown a huge berg which grounded itself in front of the center. What a sight. The center is a gem with many exhibits, storyboards, and a wonderful introductory film. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were planning on doing the Byron Glacier hike, but unfortunately it was very rainy the morning we were here. We instead went into the Begich and Boggs Visitor Center and we enjoyed looking around and checking out the exhibits. It was full of interesting information and history of the area and Alaska. We thoroughly enjoyed the stop. The drive... More 

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Additional Information about Begich, Boggs Visitor Center at Portage Glacier

Address: Mile 5.5 Portage Glacier Road, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907 783 2326; +1 907 783 3242
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Girdwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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