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Alaska Zoo

Address: 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
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73%
Ranked #19 of 87 Attractions 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 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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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
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Dunlap, Tennessee
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140 reviews 140 reviews
58 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 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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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for visiting our Zoo. We hope you are able to visit again once all of the planned improvements are completes in the next few years. Happy Travels! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
28 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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