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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
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
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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.

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Dunlap, Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Jumped on their downtown shuttle and went to see the animals. Not animals we get to see in the lower 48. Most are injured or abandoned. There are lots of animals to see but most of the enclosures could use some updating. We could see improvements happening and plans for a new polar bear area. We are animal lovers so... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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209 reviews 209 reviews
25 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

While visiting Anchorage for a few days we stopped by the zoo. This zoo is really nice and not expensive (like most are becoming). The layout was pretty simple and there is plenty for everyone to see.

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

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Alaska Zoo. We are so glad that you had such a nice visit. We hope you will come again on your next visit! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Way over priced and not a very large zoo. Maybe it's bc I'm use to Baltimore or Chicago Zoo??? Ones you can't fully see in a day let alone in an hr and a half!!!

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

We appreciate all reviews of our facility and welcome the opportunity to hear the opinions of those who have visited the Alaska Zoo. Your feedback is important to us. Our dedicated staff provides the best care possible for the orphaned and injured animals who call the zoo home. Thank you. More

Albany, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ok, it is winter but, there is no excuse for the stench that meets you when you walk in (after paying the absorbatant $15 admission per person. I know it's a zoo but there is no excuse for the stink found throughout. How about cleaning this place up! Save you $15 and go somewhere else. Very few animals to see... More

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

We appreciate all reviews of our facility and welcome the opportunity to hear the opinions of those who have visited the Alaska Zoo. Your feedback is important to us. Our dedicated staff provides the best care possible for the orphaned and injured animals who call the zoo home. All animals receive care, clean habitats and enrichment on a daily basis.... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This fairly small zoo located just south of the city center, houses many animals, including mostly Native species from Alaska. Most animals that have been rehabilitated but cannot be returned to the wild for one reason or another find themselves here sometimes temporarily, while awaiting a new home in an Outside zoo. So orphans become main attractions, such as the... More

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

Thank you for your review and continued support of the Alaska Zoo. We are greatly appreciative of your high praise and admiration of the Zoo, and are glad that you choose to spend your time here. More

Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Traveled to Anchorage for work and added a weeks vacation! I still talk about going to the zoo with paths cut in waist high snow. The wolves were amazing to watch!

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

Thank you for your review! We are still waiting for the real snow to arrive this year! We only have a few inches! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for winter time pictures! Thanks again! More

Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I would recommend a summer visit, the flowers and displays are impressive... some of the hand-on displays are a bit thread-bare, but with the visitor volume, I suppose that is to be expected. Five years ago, I was disappointed but I must say... The Alaska Zoo is Improving all the time...

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

Thank you so much for the review and the compliments. All of the staff at the Alaska Zoo are dedicated to making the Zoo better each day. We are always looking for ways to improve and we are delighted to hear that it shows! Our landscapers put so much work in to the flora and fauna of the Zoo during... More

Cedar Key, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The zoo is a wonderful place to see both local animals & some exotic species. Take the free shuttle from the Visitors Cabin.

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

Thank you for the review we greatly appreciate it and are delighted that you had a nice time visiting. We hope you can come again soon! *A note to our winter visitors unfortunately the shuttle only runs during the summer months, but seeing the animals in the winter is still a treat and well worth the drive! More

Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Didnt had the chance to see native alaskan animals in the wild. This place serves its purpose on fulfiling it. Black bears brown bears polar bears moose wolf red fox etc. Unfortunately, most are hibernating.

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

Thank you so much for visiting our Zoo and for the review. We agree our Zoo is a great place to see Alaskan animals that you might not get to see in the wild. We would like to note that the majority of our animals do not go into hibernation during the winter months. The brown and black bears are... More

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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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

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