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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Ranked #19 of 105 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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Belgium
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

What a nice place! It's the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. We stopped here on the first day of our Alaska trip. And boy we were lucky. We saw bald eagles and 2 moose. A perfect start for a perfect vacation. You travel through the meadow on a series of boardwalks. Along the way there are benches so you can enjoy... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped by Potter Marsh August 2014 on way to Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center. Pretty area with plenty of wooden boardwalks overlooking marsh. Beautiful scenery around us. Only saw gulls and ducks but it was a nice stop to walk around and enjoy nature on a beautiful day. Clean restrooms also available.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is just south of Anchorage on the Seward Highway. Walking the boardwalk is a relaxing way to get a little exercise while viewing the spectacular beauty of Alaskan nature. You may get lucky and spot a moose or beaver. If you are there in the fall, you may see spawning salmon. The informational placards will keep you busy as... More 

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Ayr, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A must if you are into birding and photography, you can get so close to the birds without bothering them

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Columbiana, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a must stop on your list. It's free and you can spend quite a bit of time there just walking the boardwalk out into the marsh.

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Columbia, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Seeing people out there Ice skating was so cool!! I wanted to throw on a pair my self and join them..Can no want to go back and I promise I will bring ice skates next time!

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Bracebridge, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Easy to get to good parking easy travel(walking) with rest areas for bird watching and wild life. Its right across from a big inlet that has some of the highest tides in the world. You can watch whales in the high tide and sand flats at low that stretch as far as the eye can see in all directions

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North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Nice boardwalk over a wetlands. The birds are not always here, but even when they are not, it is a pleasant interlude from the city.

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Anchorage
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Awesome walk, Great views of mountains and salmon viewing. Amazing bird sanctuary and moose walking in area. The kids enjoyed it and it was really relaxing.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were brought here by family who live in Anchorage as the place to see moose. It certainly did not disappoint. The first day we went, we say one or two, the next day 12. Great boardwalk. Like most of Alaska, beautiful!

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