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Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

Wood Road, South Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #13 of 21 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Just thought I would have seen more wildlife ad the walk alittle alittle longer. Guide was very good

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playa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

come to enjoy this place stay in touch with nature, admire amazing landscapes,if you are on a cruiship you will have time to go and enjoy the place i recommend it

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I think our guide was the most one in our group. The kid was practically jumping out of his pants to show us some bears. He said we were lucky that it was raining because the bears like the rain. He was very knowledgeable and his excitement rubbed off on the whole group. We really enjoyed the tour. Thanks Kyle!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The rainforest was interesting. We were hoping to see a bear or two, but instead got to see some cool eagles and hawks. The salmon hatchery was interesting as was the old saw mill. And honestly, we will absolutely never forget getting to feed the reindeer. It was a bucket list moment for myself and my daughter! Plus the bus... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were on a cruise and booked a bear walking tour directly from the sanctuary. We were picked up fifteen minutes prior to our scheduled tour and brought to the sanctuary. We then had to wait an HOUR. The only reason we were given was we were waiting for another tour group. However, it seems like they just didn't want... More

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Okay - maybe others didn't see bears, but we saw 9 bears along this trail! The rainforest was beautiful! We actually saw two mother bears with their cubs! Two cubs climbed trees right in front of us! We were wild with excitement! We saw another bear fish for salmon! It was so cool to see salmon spawning right in front... More

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Conway, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a nice walk through the rain forest. The other groups were pretty close to ours but did not disturb us. Tyler was our guide and he was great. We visited an old saw mill and heard many good stories. Feeding the reindeer was fun too and seeing the totem polls being made. Captive wildlife were fun to see.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was raining when we visited (well it is a RAINforest!) but we really enjoyed the walk and the knowledge of our guide was excellent. The rainforest is part of the Tongrass National Forest. We saw loads of bald headed eagles in the trees and flying about and we were lucky enough to see a bear take a stroll. The... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

While there is a small trail to walk and it is pretty, we didn't see any bears. We did, however, see evidence of recent bear activity and we did see salmon going upstream. There was a zipline overhead that was distracting at times. The most interesting part of the tour was meeting with a totem pole carver and seeing him... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want a true rain forest experience then go else where. This area was logged out and they only have one tree that us proportedly 600 years old. Between the noise of the zip liners, buses and trucks it was not really a nature walk. They have reindeer penned up that you can feed, but they are not even... More

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