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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Ranked #17 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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Helmond, The Netherlands
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190 reviews 190 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Potter Marsh is a nice bird sanctuary along the Seward highway south of Anchorage. There are boardwalks from which tou can see birds and fish. The only disadvantage is that the highway makes a lot of noise.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

beautiful area to walk and enjoy the marsh, however seward highway is quite busy and very loud. its a great place to view the birds in their natural habitat

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Moscow, Russia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have to admit I went there not for the birds (although I did see 2 beautiful graceful swans out there) but for the view: it's amazing, breath-taking and only a 10-15 minute drive from town. Definitely stop-by if you have a change: a beautiful scenic view to take away from Alaska!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Being born and raised Alaskan, I have been coming to Potters Marsh my whole life. It has gone several revisions and updates and it's current state is fantastic. It's a winding and long boardwalk that meanders through a marsh where you can view dozens of different kinds of birds. You can also see salmon spawning during the salmon run. Best... More

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Moravia, Ny
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

eagle up close - no wing the area was well maintained. Raining but didn't take away from the experience

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Bellflower, California, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor on this sanctuary I wanted to go and see it. Of course I am here on the fall so there were not tons of birds but I did see a few swans, Canadian Geese, and a few smaller birds. I was also lucky enough to see not one but two moose here... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very nice! Large parking area w/good restrooms. Very nice boardwalks with plenty of room to view the wildlife.

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

you really must go in the spring when the birds are migrating. we went in the fall and only saw swans. it is however a beautiful place, wet lands filled with color.

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Denver, CO
15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just thought we would see a greater variety of birds. Boardwalks nice though, place was clean, marsh offered interesting view of fish too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The platform allows you a great place to take a walk. We were hoping to see a variety of animals, unfortunately it was poor timing - mostly a small variety of ducks and salmon. Saw bear footprints, but no actual bear. Recommend visiting earlier in the season.

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