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Alaska Railroad Depot

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Address: 411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907/265-2494
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Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Alaska Railroad Depost

Very nice and helpful staff. Luggage taken care of easily. Ticket office very organized and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and helpful staff. Luggage taken care of easily. Ticket office very organized and helpful.

Thank nancyX1122PB
Carpentersville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling by train is the best way to get around the state with and still be able to see amazing views. There was some historical information at the Railroad Depot that was interesting but the best part is actually riding on the train. You get to see wildlife, mountains, and uninhabited land that is very beautiful.

Thank Erica E
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Train trip along Turnagain Arm to Whittier for a glacier cruise tour. Saw beautiful scenery and beluga whales. Easy access to facilities.

Thank Jim G
Gales Ferry, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were lucky to be there for the off-season one trip per week to Fairbanks. They go North to Fairbanks on Saturday and return to Anchorage on Sunday. Absolutely amazingly beautiful scenery and the train stops to view scenery at key points, as well as for wildlife. "Red Flag" train stops for back country dwellers made it particularly interesting. Wonderful... More 

Thank oompahdave
Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

In July, 2015, I found myself in the Alaska Railroad Depot in Anchorage. I made two departures and one arrival. The waiting area is spacious, but can get a little crowded at train times. There is a nice gift shop in the depot featuring all kinds of items featuring the Alaska Railroad. There is a coffee stand in the lobby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just like an old time depot but cleaner. The gift shop was way above average and offered a lot. It also had the only "souvenir penny making machine" in town that I found.

Thank B A
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Our first train ride was the better of the two, because we had better seats in a car that that was closer to the front of the train. One the second ride, we were stuck in a back car that had seats that were not reclining, like the others, so it wasn't as comfortable. But we still saw things from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Passed through this depot on way to Seward on AK RR & return on Wilderness Express from Denali. Was impressed by Check-in speed & organization, and REALLY appreciated bags being checked through to hotels on the destination end. Also, when we returned, cabs were lined up waiting to take passenger to their next destination. Depot was clean, including the restrooms... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It was extremely interesting to see the operation and processes accomplished preparing for arrivals/departures. It was very organized and worth observing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Good from the outside but not much inside. We took a few photos and had a quick look inside. It was more fun just watching the people getting ready to head North!

Thank Morris S

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