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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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If you can do one thing...

If you can do one thing while in Alaska, take a ride on the Alaska Railroad. Easily the most scenic journey I have ever had, and you see tons of wildlife. Eagles, moose, bear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

If you can do one thing while in Alaska, take a ride on the Alaska Railroad. Easily the most scenic journey I have ever had, and you see tons of wildlife. Eagles, moose, bear, beavers, and all sorts of birds. It's worth the upgrade to the gold service which will get you a sit down meal, and your seat will... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A lovely old railway station, though bizarrely the trains start about 300 yards away so you are bused for the first part of the journey!

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Amherst, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

As we are going to take the train up to Denali tomorrow, we decided to take a walk to and through the station a day ahead, just to get familiar with the place. A very, very clean place, very friendly gift shop and station personnel - we look forward to our tyrsin ride tomorrow!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We took the Railroad on the round trip from Anchorage to Denali and back. The sights were amazing! We were able to take photos from inside the car, outside between the cars, or on the upper deck outside. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We did not upgrade to the Gold Star seating and have no regrets. All of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's my first time for both Alaska & railroad. I took the round-trip: Anchorage <> Fairbanks. One trip is 12 hours. I booked the Goldstar services, including 3 meals onboard. When you check in at station, they will give you the ticket(Boarding Pass), and ask you to check in luggage, cuz there is No overhead space to store your stuff,... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Because I am handicapped I have a scooter, easier to get around. They took my scooter with me on-board to an elevator and lifted us into the train car, WOW. The upper level of the train is where you can look around and the seats are so comfortable, when it was time for a snack we go downstairs to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took the Glacier Discovery train ride from Anchorage to Whittier. Amazing experience. Very scenic ride, amazing staff, and a small cafe onboard. A must in alaska.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We booked our tickets and once we got to the station we decided to upgrade to first class- the lady at the ticket counter said there were seats available for our group of 6- it was worth the upgrade! However, on our return ride we were informed our upgrade was a one way upgrade!! For an additional 106.00 per ticket... More 

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Waco, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Oh My Gosh!!! If you are visiting Alaska, this is a must! Beautiful scenery. For photographers it's like being a kid in a candy store.

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A depot for the Alaska railway. Getting on in Anchorage for the White Pass and Yukon route..There are restrooms and a gift shop.The trains are great more of an attraction then transportation..The depot is a hub of passengers traveling all of Alaska

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