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Address: 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Antiquing, Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Fulfilling trip

There is a free shuttle going to the zoo which starts at Anchorage Visitor center at 4th st. This makes our trip to Alaska fulfilled because we were able to see bears in all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

There is a free shuttle going to the zoo which starts at Anchorage Visitor center at 4th st. This makes our trip to Alaska fulfilled because we were able to see bears in all colors (brown, black and white) as well as the cute little cubs.

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Lisle, Illinois
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Since my tour of the Denali area didn't result in spotting much in the way of wildlife, I visited the Alaska Zoo to fill in the spaces. Great place. This in not a large zoo so navigating the paths and following the map provided at entry was easy. The enclosures are close to the paths so in many cases you're... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

They have a lot of awesome animals that are native to the area at this zoo... but don't go expecting a full scale zoo (lions, tigers, elephants, etc). I love the natural setting and walking the trails. Most of the areas are wheelchair friendly, though a couple places do require a bit more effort. Really nice gift shop too.

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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 your review we greatly appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed the natural setting we think it suits the Arctic and sub Arctic animals that reside here very well. Save travels! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I haven't been to the Zoo for over two years. We went for the Christmas lights but that is the last time I was there. I forget what a unique zoo it is. We took our grandson and he enjoyed it as well. It's well thought out. It's a great way to spend an afternoon. I have to admit though... More 

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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 we greatly appreciate it. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit, and that you have been here for Zoo lights as well! More 

Willow, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've heard many people make comparisons to Alaska's Zoo with their own state's offerings and heard many things said pro and con. For me, the Alaska Zoo stands on it's own with it's animals, offerings and heritage. I've talked to some people that were here when the Zoo first opened with just 6 animals or so for people to see... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and the short history of the Alaska Zoo we greatly appreciate your thoughts and your time! The Zoo has come a very long way in 46 years and we plan to continue in making it the best it can be in the upcoming years. Thanks again! More 

Nassau, New Providence Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I thought that, being in Alaska, this zoo would have been extremely well outfitted and contain above average and spacious enclosures for the animals. On the contrary; the cages were small and barren. There's no enrichment for the animals, The tigers were pacing the perimetre of their enclosure. The grizzlies had a lone bucket for entertainment. There was no water... More 

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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 we greatly appreciate it. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit, but please rest assured that the animals who reside here are our top priority at all times. Each animal receives enrichment every day, as well as a balanced diet, and... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Alaska Zoo. The animals looked well fed and well maintained. For a zoo of this size the variety of animals was impressive. Worth the visit!

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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 your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope you are able to visit us again on your next visit to Alaska! More 

Palmer, Alaska
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow, this was a fantastic event at the zoo... great presentations with local brews and catered food. Apparently this is an annual event; we will definitely be participating again next year! You get to eat, walk through the animal exhibits at your own pace with a beer and participate in an auction as well. Note that this was an evening... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed yourself at the Brewin' for Bruins event! We will look forward to seeing you next year! More 

Lake County, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was a fun time. A nice walk to see amazing animals. Bears, Wolves, Tigers, Polar Bears and so much more!

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope the rest of your vacation was delightful! More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It's not very big and you can see everything in about an hour. It could use some cleaning up, but there was some remodeling going on with some of the exhibits.

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

Thank you for your review and for your comments we appreciate both! And you are correct since 2008 the Alaska Zoo has upgraded, remodeled, or entirely rebuilt at least one or more habitats per year. We are certainly doing everything in our power to update and upgrade as much as possible as soon as possible. Thanks for visiting! More 

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