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Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
907 346 2133
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Ranked #21 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's a smaller zoo than most I have visited but it is laid out well and it is easy to see everything in under two hours (faster if you don't have kids with you). The focus is primarily on animals native to Alaska or other polar or cold climate regions and it appears the majority of the animals were rescued... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Anchorage Zoo is a small zoo, but don't let that deter you from visiting. It is packed with Artic animals you may or may not see during your Alaskan stay. Make sure you pick up the map, because the zoo has many twists and turns and it is easy to miss a favorite.The best time to come is after... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nice zoo, but after visiting the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation first, this was anticlimactic. Very small zoo, but o.k.

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Abbeville, LA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This different from most. The animals seem to be all native to Alaska or other areas of the world that have the same climate. Really enjoyed seeing the Polar Bear, Musk Ox, Yak... Bald Eagle etc. The Zoo Crew seemed to be very knowledgeable. Very entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

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Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This zoo is small but has a very local feel with Brown, Black and Polar bears, Moose, Musk Ox, and Wolves (we were fortunate enough to be there on the last day for the wolf cubs). There are a few unexpected animals such as Tigers and Camels which seemed a little out of place. However all the handlers were very... More

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Rockville, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It appeared to be a small zoo and as we were entering I was wondering if it was worth spending the limited time we had in Anchorage here and it is not cheap either. We got there around 4.30 pm which was another reason I doubted if it was a wrong choice as the animals were probably retiring for the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the zoo. The brown bear enclosures were not that small! If they were really big, we would never see them! The brown bears were very active, playing with each other. The polar bear was so fun to watch. The exhibits are very close to you. Another thing I loved is that the zoo is about the animals.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is a very different Zoo - different in size - very small and pretty - exlusively you can see Alaskan animals like White bear, Black bear, grizzly bear, moose, Raven, Dal sheep, Husky - you cant easily forget it

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31 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am not a fan of Zoos, especially when large animals are confined to small cages and confined areas. The Alaska Zoo represented what I find most distasteful about zoos. I went hoping it would be different and was very disappointed. Three large Grizzly Bears confined to a small area looking for a way out of the confines as they... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This zoo will not rival those in the big cities in the lower 48 but a very nice and easily walkable zoo. The animals are very accessible and mostly Alaskan with some unique species (tiger). Especially good for a change of pace or for children when in Anchorage.

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