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Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center

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Address: 605 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907-271-2737
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Go in and check it out. EZ to find and good to duck in if it's wet outside. One of the nicer buildings standing after the earthquake. Town in general is not very cute.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2014
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Go in and check it out. EZ to find and good to duck in if it's wet outside. One of the nicer buildings standing after the earthquake. Town in general is not very cute.

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Canandaigua, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed learning about the 1964 earthquake. The guide for our walk, NPS Ranger Terri, was outstanding: animated and knowledgeable! Too bad you have to go through a security screening to get into the building.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This public lands info center has some very good displays and movies. We took the Earthquake walking tour, which was very interesting and informative. I think it could have been a tiny bit longer. The very annoying thing about this building is that it's also a courthouse. Ever time you entered you have to go thru a full security check,... More 

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Campbell Hall, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We saw a film on the Gold Rush that was excellent. There were interviews and old pictures of the hardships that were endured. We then saw film on 1964 Earthquake. You will hear stories of the earthquake on trolley rides but to see the actual devastation made looking at the downtown buildings with a different perspective. There are displays in... More 

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melbourne
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great information and displays on Alaska's parks and wildlife. In visiting do make sure you have photo ID as the centre is in the same building as a court and no photo ID no admittance

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Hudson, Ohio
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Once you get past the airport like security and over zealous contracted security guards you are ion for a treat. The staff is knowledgable and eager to help. We were asked several times if we need any information. The area is a bit dated but relevant and interesting. They show a number of short movies and each was well done... More 

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Escondido, California, USA
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

TSA like entry is kind of a hassle. Once inside they have several informative videos that are well worth watching and free. Also some very interesting exhibits. First time in Alaska it is a good place to start your journey even if you will be with tour guides.

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Redington Beach, Florida
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

These guys have all information about anything in the State. They give you maps, advice and information. They even have a theatre that shows films every 1/2 hours on Alaska. Well worth the visit. But beware, take ID and prepare to go thru security screen as the building is connected to the Federal courthouse

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A TSA like security check at the front door gets you into a visitor center that offers several excellent movies including one of the 1964 earthquake. Also has displays about the local animals and fish that reside in the area and a nice gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wish we had started our here first, as it supplied lots of information about what to do and where to go and explained alot about Alaska and the area and wildlife. We lucked up on the day we were there, as they were presenting a live bird viewing. It was the snowy owl. They also have informative films on the... More 

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