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Alaska Zoo

4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
907 346 2133
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Ranked #23 of 103 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On our last day in Anchorage we had a few hours to kill before going to the airport, we stopped at he zoo. I was nice, and we were glad to see many of the animals were rescues.

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

Thank you for the review and for stopping by we greatly appreciate it. My favorite part of our Zoo is all of the wonderful rescued animals too! Thanks again we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Safe travels home! More

Anchorage, AK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My 2 year old granddaughter and daughter love zoos and aquariums. We've been to quite a few in the past two years. Living in Anchorage, makes the Alaska Zoo a convenient entertainment stop. They work hard to improve the enclosures. We especially love the river otters when they are playing. Seeing the winter lights around the zoo is also fun... More

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

Thank you for your review we are glad you had a nice time visiting the Zoo. We agree the River Otters do have their own unique antics that are highly entertaining. Seeing them asleep on the sun intertwined is also a delightful sight. More

Kenai, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It is really nice place to go and very fun it's just sad seeing all the animals here in such a small place.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I have been to zoos all over the country and in Canada and London and this zoo really needs a change of management and some very good fund raising efforts. For starters....this zoo does have a free shuttle bus that goes to the cabin visitors' center in downtown Anchorage and we were able to catch the last... More

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Bay Minette, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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