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Alaska Railroad Depot

Address: 411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
Phone Number: 907/265-2494
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Ranked #9 of 107 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Columbiana, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took the train one year to the State fair and we had a ball. The ride is scenic and relaxing and pulled right up to the front gate of the fair. At the end of the day, it took us right back to Anchorage. We stayed at The Historic Hotel and all we had to do is walk up... More 

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The train cars are generally clean and well-kept. Some cars have better seating than others, but there is no way to tell in advance which car you will be assigned to. Nice snack bar and restaurant for lunch or dinner on the trip. The depot can be crowded, but even so your luggage is generally off-loaded quickly and is easy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent a short time here as we waited to board the Alaskan railway train to Denali. The Depot had lots of characteristic features and was a charming place. The attendants were very friendly and efficient. They gave us all the information we needed and answered all our questions even though they were quiet busy. We were able to buy... More 

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South Fallsburg, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Crowded when we first arrived but they were very efficient in getting people on and settled. Seats were wide and comfortable with nice big windows. Food was good and facilities clean. staff knowledgeable and helpful.

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Tobyhanna ,Pa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took the trip from Anchorage to Seward. After watching Railroad Alaska on television it was great to recognize some of the towns we passed on our way, Unfortunately that day it was rainy and the windows were somewhat fogged, so not great for picture taking. We did get a chance to talk to other tourist on the train which... More 

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