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Alaska Railroad Depot

411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
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Ranked #5 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Houston, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My family and I (3 of us, daughter 17) spent 10 days in Alaska going from Anchorage, Seward, Girdwood, Whittier, back to Anchorage, Denali National Park and finally Fairbanks all using the railroad. We have experience using the railway only in Europe always leaving from Frankfurt to other countries like France, Austria, Belgium and England. The Alaska Railroad was great!... More

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San Diego
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We traveled from Anchorage to Seward round trip so we could both see the views instead of watching the road. Splurged and traveled Gold Star class and were glad we did. Gold Star is a domed car with decent reserved seats on the upper level and an open air area in the back. Food was much better than expected. The... More

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Crosslake, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Well narrated. Recommend taking bus one way and rail the other They point out the wildlife and other points of interest

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If in the area, I highly recommend taking the scenic railroad ride to Seward. It is beautiful, especially on a clear day and very relaxing. The food in the dining cars is excellent and reasonably priced!

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Warsaw, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
19 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

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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