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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Annandale, VA (located just outside Washington, DC)
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Onyx
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Train geeks will love to hang out here for viewing passenger & freight trains nearby. Love the gift shop inside!!!!

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Strongsville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

ride the train to Whittier and then take a glacier cruise out of Whittier. Train ride provides great views of the inlet. Cruise provides great wildlife viewing and calving glaciers. Fun day trip.

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Wasilla
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81 reviews 81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've been riding the ARR for more than 20 years - almost all of them (the rides, and years) were associated with train trips from Anchorage to Seward as part of a train/boat tourist trip. I used to be a fishing guide and would extend some of the clients trips with this feature. It's a trip I suggest for anyone... More 

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