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Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
907 346 2133
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Ranked #21 of 101 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bonaire, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been to the Zoo twice, once just to see the animals, and once for the Holiday Light display. Both times, we had an excellent time. There is a great mix of native and exotic animals, all capable of withstanding the extreme Alaska weather. What I love about the zoo is how so many of the... More

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Echuca, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We loved the zoo it gave us a chance to see a polar bear and some of the other wildlife you want to see but they are to remote in the wild.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I came here years ago when I was a wee lad and it was my first zoo experience.I have since been to the the lower 48 and been to many large zoos Washington DC, Cincinnati, Evansville, In etc. I did go to the AK zoo again a few years back and still had a good time.

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Munford, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I visited here on my last day in Anchorage and I was not disappointed. It was very cold but all of the animals were out and about. They offer a military discount which is always nice and the gift shop had a lot to choose from. The wolves were my favorite part of the zoo followed closely by the polar... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a great little spot to visit in Anchorage. It's a great way to see Animals from Alaska including a wolf pack raised in the zoo and Brown bears. The only difficulty with the zoo is the flow is choppy, so be prepared to do a little bit of backtracking to make sure you don't miss anything, but definitely... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

i left the zoo feeling a little sad. im no aminla rights activist but i dont like to see animals being mistreated. they werent in distress or anything but i didnt really like what i saw. all the amimals looked sad and were displaying behaviours that indiciated as such, pacing etc. the zoo had some great things to offer in... More

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It was the first and only time I saw a polar bear! Amazing experience!! The kids had such a great time. They have some animal you can find only in that part of the globe.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

To really enjoy your visit to the Alaska Zoo, be prepared to spend a lot of time in it. My husband and I spent about 4-5 hours on the average. Yes, it is a little zoo, and one can probably cover everything in an hour. But if you're interested in taking pictures you have to be patient as some of... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went for our first visit about an hour before closing time. When I say, "Great Little Zoo." I mean just that. It is nothing big and fancy, but it is still a great zoo. Well priced, and great animals. My one year old was very fascinated. The animals are very close up and they all tend to hang out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

so at xmas time you can run with the wolves the are on the other side of the fence but for sure an alaskan must . its a 3 hour deal though after its all said and done

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