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Alaska Railroad - Day Trips

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Address: 411 W. First Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone Number: 907-265-2494
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Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
Description: The Alaska Railroad is Alaska's premier regularly scheduled public...
The Alaska Railroad is Alaska's premier regularly scheduled public transportation service, traversing 500 miles of the most scenic stretches in Alaska. The ARR services the port communities of Seward and Whittier as well as the northern communities of Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. We run daily in the summer and weekends in the winter. The Alaska Railroad offers fabulous, comprehensive train vacations and day tours through every season. The ARR is considered a "must-do" while in Alaska. Come see why our authentic Alaskan Hospitality and incredible scenery shown through large picture windows draws thousands of passengers yearly! Our friendly, Alaska-based reservation agents are here to answer your questions and assist you in creating the best Alaska rail experience.
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Train travel as it should be ... relaxing and entertaining!

This was a perfect ending to a wonderful trip! After a whirlwind tour of lots of neat places from Anchorage, through Talkeetna, to Fairbanks, this slow and scenic train ride... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a perfect ending to a wonderful trip! After a whirlwind tour of lots of neat places from Anchorage, through Talkeetna, to Fairbanks, this slow and scenic train ride (from Fairbanks to Anchorage) was a great way to see / re-see some fabulous sights. The train was clean and the staff so friendly! It took about 12 hours but... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We took the dome top train from Anchorage to Denali and what a wonderful experience. Not only were the views breathtaking but the conductor even made an unscheduled stop when he saw a mother with her bear cubs next to the tracks. As he slowed the train and we approached, he announced which side of the train to move to... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Take the train from Anchorage to Whittier and go through one of the longest tunnels in North America. This is a great way to see Turnagain Arm, and the beauty of Alaska

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Alaska railroad is one of the best sites to see in Alaska. The clear glass roof with 360 view on the train makes for an adventurous non boring train ride, no matter how long. You can even go outside on the train if you need fresh air. Cocktails are served on the train, and there is a restaurant at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

During a trip to Alaska a visit to the town of Talkeetna is a must stop to put on your agenda. It is a wonderful town and my husband and I spent three nights there. One of the most enjoyable attractions in Talkeetna is the Alaska Railroad Hurricane Gulch Turnaround Train! It leaves Talkeetna, travels to Hurricane Gulch and then... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took the train from Fairbanks to Anchorage on our way out of Alaska. It was well worth the 12 hours on the train especially since I am a railroad buff. Since I bought our tickets 6 months prior to our trip, my spouse and I had the first seats up in the vista dome car which gave us a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We rode the Alaska Railroad in May 2014 from Anchorage to Fairbanks breaking the trip up in Denali for a few nights. We chose Gold Star service which we we felt was worth paying extra for. The views from the higher domed carriages were exceptional and being able to to go and stand on the balcony was great! Service from... More 

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Morgan, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I am setting in the dining car writing this as our trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks comes to a close. I wouldn't have believed last years trip could have gotten any better, but I was wrong. The entire experience from booking to the trip was perfect. We had beautiful weather all days with clear skies and plenty on sunshine. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Riding the Alaska Railroad is an adventure that shouldn't be missed!!! We took the train from Girdwood to Seward and went through areas and valleys that are only accessible by train. It was breathtaking scenery and the picture taking was a full time job. The service and staff on the train was outstanding and they even gave a narrative for... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We used the train to get to Spencer Glacier for rafting. It was a cool experienced to be dropped off at a "whistle stop" station in the middle of nowhere and then wait for the train at the end of our rafting. We got to ride the train into Whittier too as part of the route. We'd love to go... More 

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