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Alaska Railroad Depot

411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Depot is laid out in a way that makes it easy to navigate. It was easy to find the depot -- not too out of the way. It also had a coffee stand to help with the early morning departure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Great way to see Alaska! On time service with friendly staff. They let you know about major sightings including wildlife. Food was fabulous and a great day. Traveled round trip Anchorage to Talkeetna. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We were delivered here by the Alaska Railway at the end of a very long day so we didn't stick around to look at it much. It's close to everything downtown and a relatively easy walk if you can handle the hill.

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Long Island,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Announcements were clear and easy to understand. The gift shop had some interesting items...not only typical tourist stuff. Restrooms were clean. Smokers had to be outside and across the street.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Fairbanks and this was one of my favorite parts of our trip. Worth every penny for the priceless views. At first I was a little disappointed that first class was sold out and we would have to stay in adventure class - but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is more than just a holding pen for travelers awaiting the observation trains North to Denali or South to the Glaciers. If you look closely you will find many wall plaques and pictures about important events in Alaskan railroad history. Outside is a old locomotive and across the street is the Ulu Factory(definitely worth a visit.

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Earlysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We traveled in Alaska, from Fairbanks to Anchorage, to Seward to Anchorage, with overnight stops in between. going from place to place on the Alaska Railroad. The train cars were very clean. The employees of the Railroad were the best! They did everything they could for us to ensure that our travel experience was a great one! They were polite,... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The railroad station in itself is nothing more than a large space with a ticket office and a few facilities. It is the Alaskan Railroad train trips that are to be recommended for scenery and historic interest whether one goes north or south. The only draw back is the time it takes which is why I would have preferred to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The train is good and food is good(extra cost). Hardly any choices for vegetarian people. Train is expensive. The view from Gold Star dome is good. We went from Anchorage to Seward. It was nice scenery but not excellent. Seen lot better sceneries before. We did a lot of research on the best train routes in Alaska and this is... More

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Stockton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Staff very helpful and friendly. snack bar and coffee were welcome that morning. Gift shop was what you would expect. (Spendy) restrooms and general waiting area kept very clean

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