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Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
907 346 2133
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Ranked #22 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see... more » Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, musk oxen, mountain goats and several different types of bears, including polar, grizzly and black bears. « less
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Bellflower, California, USA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I want to start this review by saying that I have a background in Animal Science with an emphasis on Large Animal care and so I am speaking here as more than just your average zoo visitor. I feel badly because private zoos like this one rely on people coming to see the animals and private sponsors to operate, and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

a small zoo but a must see in anchorage. except for the begal tigars all native animals in nicely set habitats. you can cover the whole zoo in about an hour or so, but really worth doing.

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Enumclaw
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I am not really fond of Zoo's but it was suggested to us we would find this interesting and different. We went on a free shuttle and found this to be a wonderful side trip. It is in a wooded setting and the animals look well cared for.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very nice zoo that you can see in about two hours. We took a free shuttle bus from the downtown visitors center to the zoo. We saw polar bears, musk oxen, and most importantly a large moose plus lots of other animals.

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Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a nice place to visit, you can see all the animals you haven't see on your way in Anchorage. Nice Zoo .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Clean zoo with lots of animals. we visited mid-morning and almost all the animals were sleeping, not much to see. However, we still had a good time and felt this zoo was worth the time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The enclosures are too small. The bears spin over and over and have worn off their fur. Made me sad.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

The polar bears were out and playing, the elk and camel were hiding, but the moose were the stars. It seems like the birds were too shy to come out.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small zoo with many of the animals native to the North. Really enjoyed the Wolf walk that allowed you to get an unobstructed view of the animals and the bear exibit.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a small zoo, of mostly rescue animals. If you have never seen a muskox or arctic fox it is worth going. But a better and cheaper alternative is to head south of town 35 miles to the Alaska Wildlife Center or to Palmer to the Palmer Muskox Farm.

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