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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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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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A good old-timer with a modern touch

After a short stay in Anchorage we went to the depot to catch the train to Seward. Now I like museums and this is a living, thriving one. It is like walking back in the past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Enfield, UK
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Enfield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

After a short stay in Anchorage we went to the depot to catch the train to Seward. Now I like museums and this is a living, thriving one. It is like walking back in the past, but with the modern locomotives to bring you back to now. The gift shop is, naturally, a rail-road souvenir outlet, but with some fun... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This great old Alaska railway depot is a must visit for any rail enthusiast - it has a great gift shop with Alaska Railway items - shirts, DVDs etc. Worth a drop in if you have a view minutes while in town.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Love this station because it's like going back in time. Wonderful model train displays and real 'train people.' This is the primary mode of transportation within the state and you immediately realize how important this railroad is to the people and the state. Love the station and always enjoy my trips on the railroad.

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Onyx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Probably only a winter display, as the Fur Rondevzous was in progress and the depot really has no wintertime passenger service. The railroad displays were well done and there is a small gift shop inside the station.

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Annandale, VA (located just outside Washington, DC)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very convenient to Comfort Inn at ShipsCreek. Buy your ticket the day before boarding train and avoid the long ticket line. Suggest purchasing a seat located in the dome allowing you a birds-eye view of the scenery as you travel to Seward. Boarding process is very efficient and the RR staff is friendly and helpful.

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lagrange oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Saw many bald eagles & we really enjoyed the sights along the way.So much to see along the countryside. Seats are roomy & you could see alot

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

We completed our trip from Fairbanks and just took a cursory view of the depot but did purchase items from the gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were checking out the sights in Anchorage and stopped at the Railroad Depot. There is an old locomotive in front across the street. Nice to take pictures in front of. The depot was clean, the restrooms were extremely clean, I was surprised. Definitely a place to check out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For railroad history buffs this is a great place. This railroad is different from the ones in the lower 48 states. Fun to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Rode the Alaskan Railroad August 2014 with my father in law, husband and 2 sons 12 and 13. Got up early and arrived at Depot. Nice little gift shop and baseball memorabilia to look at while waiting for train. Not a lot of seating though while waiting. Had the Dome Car reservations and our seats were very nice. Ate breakfast... More 

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