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Alaska Railroad Depot

411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
907/265-2494
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Ranked #5 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Warsaw, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our train ride to Denali. It was 8 hours long but we were entertained by the narrator and the scenery along the way. We were very lucky to have a very clear day and could see Mt. McKinley clearly when we were 240 miles away. We didn't see a lot of wildlife because the foliage is pretty... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
17 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Most of the TA reviews for this attraction relate to trips from the Depot rather than the building itself so it's worth saying that, though small, it is a handsome reminder of the golden age of the train. There are some interesting historical displays and an old steam loco outside is a good backdrop for a souvenir photograph provided that... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent the week in Alaska touring by rail. Our friends and us wanted the opportunity to see all we could see and not worry about a car. the rail takes longer since it winds through the canyons and around the mountains, but it also takes longer because it will slow down for passengers to view wildlife along the way.... More

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Layton, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

K, the problem is that both my husband and I are over 6 feet tall, and the train seats are very crowded together with a table in between each set of two benches (one bench facing the other), and we were pretty cramped by the time we got to Whittier. On the way home, upon talking to the train's narrator,... More

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We road from Anchorage to Seward and it was a great trip. There were a few different people who talked and gave information over the loud speaker and they would tell us when there were animals nearby. We were able to go outside and take pictures. I do wish we would have paid the extra to go to the dome,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The staff behind the counter were SUPER helpful and patient with us, even when we were slow to grasp everything due to our "vacation brains". There was a nice coffee station there and clean restrooms. I was DELIGHTED that I took the Alaska Railroad as it's a MUST do experience. Pay the extra little bit to get up top on... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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127 reviews 127 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We loved both our trips from Anchorage to Denali and Denali to Fairbanks by Alaskan Railroad. We opted for Gold Star service and found it comfy and a nice way to travel. The guides were young, and gave out interesting patter about the history topography and wildlife. One of our guides was not a native English speaker and was very... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The railroad depot is right across the street from the Comfort Inn where we stayed. It was an easy walk even with our luggage. The staff at the baggage area as well as the ticketing counter was very helpful/

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Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a wonderful old classic railroad depot built in 1915 when the Alaska Railroad moved its headquarters from Seward to Anchorage. The architecture both inside and out really speaks to an era when buildings were built to last. It is clean and beautifully maintained. This building is only likely to be of interest if you love architecture, railroad history,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It is a small historical building, not much to see but close to Ship Wreck creek. Very efficient boarding process and friendly staff.

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