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Address: 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
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If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll...

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.

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Nice little zoo

It was smaller than I expected, but still a great little zoo. We went on a particularly cold day- was thankful the coffee shop sold hand warmers! I loved the wolves the most, they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
kristenbobisten
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Los Angeles, California

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Paducah, Kentucky
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always have loved the Alaska Zoo. It is fun to walk the trails through the wooded areas to see so many Alaskan birds and animals, with a few non-resident ones as well. The grounds are beautifully kept, the staff is friendly and the displays are interesting.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was smaller than I expected, but still a great little zoo. We went on a particularly cold day- was thankful the coffee shop sold hand warmers! I loved the wolves the most, they were beautiful. It was about 20 mins or so from downtown Anchorage.

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Alaska Zoo and for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. We are so glad you had such a nice time, and are happy you were able to put the hand warmers to good use! We hope you are able to return soon! More 

Loveland, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A bit of effort and imagination the zoo could really be an attraction. Stand alone without comparison to other facilities the events, exhibits, walk through is dull. Some imagination and clever use of funding could truly make visiting worth admission.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I wouldn't call it a world-class zoo, the Anchorage Zoo was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the exhibits and the different animals they had. I really enjoyed the Bears, especially the brown bears. Our family will return many times!

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Alaska Zoo and for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. We are so glad you had such a nice time, and hope you are able to return soon! More 

Sydney
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I participated in the "Zookeeper for a Day" program and had a great time. I was by myself, so it was great to have a full days activity. I was rotated for an hour at a time with a few zookeepers, from camels, tigers, wolves (my fave), wolverine, polar bears, prepping food, birds! fantastic time and great spending time with... More 

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your awesome day! We are so glad you had such a great time being Zoo Keeper for a Day and hope the memories of the day stays with you for many years to come! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk through to see the animals. The cage areas are alittle disappointing for them to live in. Not too big and an easy walk for kids.

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Sydney
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110 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit to see some amazing animals. The zoo itself isn't too big but it does take a few hours to wander around and see everything.

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Alaska Zoo and for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. We are so glad you had such a nice time, and hope you are able to return soon! More 

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids- big, little or older have all sorts of cool animals and exhibits to view. Grab a coffee at the shop halfway through your tour. Make sure to attend zoo lights during the winter and holidays.

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Alaska Zoo and for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. We are so glad you had such a nice time, and hope you are able to return soon! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly, it's more fun to see Alaska's animals in the wild in Denali Park, but if you're challenged for time, the zoo is a reasonable place to see our critters up close. I especially enjoyed watching the wolf pack that lives there, and the close up views of Alaska's bigger birds. The setting is relatively rural, and the animals seem... More 

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Thank you for visiting the Alaska Zoo and for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. We are so glad you had such a nice time, and hope you are able to return soon! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some people say that this zoo is overrated, but I disagree! The Alaska Zoo may not be very visually pleasing from the outside, but inside of the zoo the animals are active most of the time and are out of their sleeping areas. I find the baby animals that the zoo often has very interesting. Right now they have a... More 

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