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Alaska Zoo

Address: 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
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Ranked #31 of 97 Activities in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Mommabell
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we so enjoyed the zoo, especially the wolf pups who were shipping to MN in August 2014. They were adorable and so interactive.

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

Thank you so much for your review and for supporting the Alaska Zoo! You can still keep up with the pups at the Minnesota Zoo! They have a Facebook page that the pups make regular appearances on! Thanks again for your review! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I love this little zoo. It has such humble beginnings that you can read about at the zoo. It all started with the elephant. In 1966, a local grocer won a contest in which the prize was either $3000 or a baby elephant. He chose the baby elephant. So a baby Asian elephant was found and flown up to Anchorage.... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Alaska Zoo! You will be delighted to know that Maggie is doing wonderful at PAWS in CA. She has lots of friends, and space to roam. She trumpeted loudly in greeting and remembrance when our Executive Director went to visit her last summer. More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I don't think the zoo was anything spectacular... probably not the best way to spend my time in Anchorage. It was your standard zoo set up, nothing out of the ordinary. Came here with my younger cousins, so they seemed to enjoy this.

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

Thank you for your review and for vising the Alaska Zoo. We are sorry you did not find the Alaska Zoo all that exciting, but are glad your cousins did. Safe travels and thanks for visiting. More 

Anchorage
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We attended the Zoo Lights on a VERY cold January evening. The lights were nice, and what we could see of the animals was great...but just for the even it would be cool if more of the exhibits were lit up. It was cold walking around outside and most of the animals we passed were in the dark and we... More 

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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 appreciate your feedback and comments. Thank you again for visiting! More 

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There are some animals that you don't normally get to see active if you are coming from the lower 48. The animals were active while we were there, which made it more fun for our kids. It is not a huge zoo, but the layout allows you to have some pretty views as you walk around. The snack shop is... More 

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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. As we are home to Arctic and Sub-Arctic animals they do tend to be more active in the winter than in the summer. We are so glad you got to see them in action. Thanks again for visiting! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The zoo lights were nothing great. I saw several families with small children enjoying the lights. The lights were minimal. There were 2-3 lights in shapes of animals, Christmas trees, ice skaters, poinsetta's. The lights were wrapped around trees,posts, guard rails. It was hard to know where to go. Nothing was marked. It was very dark and would recommend to... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Zoo Lights and for visiting the Alaska Zoo. We add more and more lights each year and appreciate all of our visitors! Thanks again! More 

Anchorage
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you want to see all of Alaska's Big Wild Life up close-and without getting eaten or stomped, put the Alaska Zoo on your list! Summer or Winter the Alaska Zoo doesn't dissapoint and you can really see the bears, wolves and other animals up very close. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and always willing to share their experiences. Great... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for your continued support of the Alaska Zoo! We are so appreciative of our local residents who make the Zoo a place to come regularly. More 

Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We enjoyed our day at the zoo. It is not so large that you are exhausted when you are finished. Our favorite exhibit was the Polar Bear. It was just amazing to watch her swim.

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

Thank you for your review of the Alaska Zoo. We are so happy that you had such a great time and that you got to see the wondrous and rare sight of Ahpun swimming. It is a very special treat! More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We attended the zoo mid-week in November. We were treated to face-to-face encounters with many of the poster species, including brown bears, polar bears, snow leopards and lynx. The zoo is a 501c(3) non-profit whose mission is to promote conservation of arctic and sub-arctic species - the majority of animals present were rescued from compromised situations in the wild and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such a great experience at the Alaska Zoo and are very appreciative of your time in sharing your thoughts. More 

Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our Alaska animals make this zoo a great zoo to visit. You can also see a bald eagle, dall sheep, snowy owls, black bears, reindeer, musk ox, and pet babies. The zoo gift shop has crafts by local artist.

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

Thank you for your review and for your continued support of the Alaska Zoo we greatly appreciate it. Please visit again soon! More 

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