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Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center

Address: 605 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 907-271-2737
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Ranked #9 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Learn about Alaska's wildlife and wilderness through a scavenger hunt for children.
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Learn about Alaska's wildlife and wilderness through a scavenger hunt for children.

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very helpful staff. Lots of info for planning longer visits to more remote areas. Maps and brochures available. A variety of videos to watch on the big screen. Seems they offer tours and more activities in the summer months.

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Hobart, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

As this is a federal buiding, don't forget you photo id. Great program of films and guided tours. I saw the film and walking tour on the 1964 earthquake which as very informative. Ironically there as a 2.4 tremor (which I felt) during the time I was watching the film. Exhibition on the national parks and culture was well worth... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is in the old federal building, and has many alaskan animals on display. There are free movies to watch, maps to pick up, even a scavenger hunt for the youngsters. Ask the help there about maps, where to camp, what to see, and they'll help you find just the place to visit. You do have to go through a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This review of mine will be helpful for those of thinking Alaska for first time. I had opportunity to visit Alaska last October with my wife. We are in late 30's now. We stayed there for 2 weeks. During our visit , we spent time in Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Girdwood, Whitler & Talkeetna. We hired a car ( 4WD) and... More 

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Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a federal building so you will need to go through security first. It's free though. Good information on wildlife, history, and culture in various areas of Alaska. Hands on exhibits for the kids (passport booklet). The ranger invited to watch one of the short movies (17 min) about Denali and I'm glad we did. It was beautiful. The... More 

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Vallejo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For the first time visitor to Alaska, the Public Lands Information Center is a must stop to get an orientation of Alaska's wilderness. Located downtown, it makes for an easy stop. The Ranger on duty was exceptionally friendly and helpful with information about the local and regional parks. Their wildlife film we saw was well made and educational, definitely worth... More 

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gardnerville, nv
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

this visitor center has many films that rotate in a short time. See them al as well as the exhibitsl. well worth a visit.

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Somerdale, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We needed an appropriate vehicle for 7 people to see the beautiful sites in Wasilla, Denali, & Girwood Ak. Several places I called wanted a lot of money for rental van. We callled A -1 Car Rental in Anchorage Ak & they were extremely helpful. I wanted a mini van and they said that would not be the right choice... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is located in Downtown Anchorage across the road from the visitors centre. We initially visited to use the bathrooms (including having to be security checked to enter the building) but ended up staying for several hours and looking at the displays as well as going to watch a number of the video presentations about the history of Anchorage. The... More 

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Central Coast California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Downtown Anchorage across the street from the tourist info cabin. Wonderful information, maps, taxidermy of local fauna, free short movies about Alaska issues. Really valuable as a planning tool. You need legal photo id to enter and will go through a metal detector. Wonderful rangers and staff eager to help. Decent book/gift store. All free - do not miss -... More 

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