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Aurora Show

6th Avenue, Sydney Laurence Theatre, Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #83 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Performances
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This mainly slide show has a number of nice photographs of the colored lights from the Aurora Borealis wafting across the sky. We learned a bit about the interesting phenomenon of Alaska's northern lights. The actual experience of seeing the lights is usually in the cooler months, more likely when it's cold and darker than it gets when we were... More

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bluegrass state
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was reccommended to us by our tour guides. It was an hour long. I thought it would be good to see because you cant see the lights in the summer. It was just pictures set to elevator music. My 10 year old about died. If you are wanting to get off your feet for an hour, maybe?? Not worth... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is literally a PowerPoint of still images of the Aurora set to some music. Maybe it would've been calm and relaxing if we had paid a few bucks each, but I don't know where these people get off charging close to $30 for two people for a half hour slideshow. I expected to be educated, entertained, informed. Instead, I... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My husband and I caught the 5 pm show.I have lived in Alaska for 30 years and have not seen the aurora with so much beauty. The colors are exquisite. It was 45 minutes long with accompanying violins. A presentation of the actual scientific piece of the aurora would be nice. Out in the lobby you can purchase the DVD... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Yes, it was beautiful to spend time seeing all the colors of the Aurora, but after 10 minutes, we were bored. Listening to the soothing music, watching the changing lights, just made you want to take a nap. Kids would definitely be restless.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The photography is beautiful. The information shared is helpful in understanding the northern lights. The staff is extremely friendly. The theater is very comfortable.

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Arlington, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Spent $25 and totally not worth it. Staff also said they would not refund the money because we stayed half of it. ( we were waiting for something more interesting) What a waste of money. It was like watching a power point slide show from pictures to pictures.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Left halfway through. Boring. Waste of $32. Staff said since I stayed for half of it (wanted to give it a chance) I couldn't get a refund for my family. ***This is the first negative review I've ever written for anything in my life.

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Yokneam Moshava
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This show gives you a good idea of wht the Aurora phenomena really is. And of course it shows it in a way fantastic and unique way, which most non-Alaskans will never have the chance to see. It displays the most beautiful views as they were accumulated by years (since 1980) of committment and dedication by Dave Parkhurst. Worth seeing,... More

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southington, connecticut
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

4 adults and two children ages 12+13 watched this film and we all felt it was so boring. The pictures were breathtaking but how they were presented was so boring. It was like watching someone else's slideshow. We spent quite a bit of money for the 6 of us and we were ready to leave after 10 minutes.

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