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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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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time wandering through the exhibits of all animals and birds featured. The Seal exhibit was really neat as was the Otters. Unfortunately, being disabled it was a strain getting through everything. We did especially enjoy the Muskox, Camels, bears and the Eagles

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We really loved being able to wander around and read the educational signs. It was a not too busy week day. We were able to talk to several of the workers and got a lot of information about the regular interaction they have with the many animals that are in residence. From what we could gather, these animals have all... More

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Ocean View, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I thought I would go to the zoo to see all the wildlife indigenous to Alaska.. I was let down. The only animal that sparked any excitement in me was the two polar bears, and even that was a let down because they didn't wake up. To give the zoo benefit of doubt the zoo is small... it only took... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The animals were well taken care of ... I would have given this Zoo higher ratings but I think we went at the wrong time of the year... their snack shack place was closed for remodeling or some kind of maintenance ... it was very cold because it was very shaded not a lot of sun light to warm it... More

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Being the end of September the Zoo is really not the top destination: most of the animals are close to "sleeping mode" and appear rather dull. The biggest impression for me were the tigers (but too far away to really see them). The moose was sleeping, the polar bears were tucked in their small cave and I gave 2 tries... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The zoo was exactly as you would expect, but the show-stopper was the Polar Bear. Seeing as we saw most of the other animals in the wild during our Alaskan vacation, the polar bears stood out since we weren't going to see them anywhere but the zoo. They were so adorable and I could spend hours watching them swim around... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

At first I wasn't going to take the free shuttle to the zoo, but changed my mind as I did everything else in Anchorage that caught my fancy. I am so glad I did.It turned out that it was the only place that I saw bears and moose on my Alaskan journey. The price was reasonable and the zoo was... More

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Dublin
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258 reviews 258 reviews
69 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A very useful free shuttle bus to and from downtown Anchorage brings you to the zoo in about twenty minutes. There is a shop and cafe. We arrived late morning on a sunny September day and most of our land based furry and feathery friends were dosing or lethargic and no one can blame them! The seals and otters were... More

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Bellflower, California, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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