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Alaska Railroad Depot

411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
907/265-2494
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Ranked #5 of 101 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Cairns, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I love trains and every time my husband and I travel overseas, we have to ride a train to somewhere. The Aurora Winter train trip fromAnchorage to Fairbanks was one of the most scenic rides we have ever been on. Although it was winter, the scenery was spectacular. The train itself was clean, seats were comfortable and announcements are broadcast... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We got on the train to Fairbanks here and the depot is nicely decorated and well-kept. Lots of nice architecture and statuary in the park nearby. The train trip is amazing!

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Sussex
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72 reviews 72 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Several years ago my husband and I from the UK travelled through Alaska on the Alaska Railroad and had a wonderful time. The trains are great, big, clean and have a wonderful throaty horn/whistle. All the staff on every one we travelled on were very friendly and helpful. One of the routes we took was to Talkeetna on the train... More

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Soldotna
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

For two seasons, I worked for Princess Rail Division on the Midnight Sun Express, and LOVED every minute of it!! I highly recommend the Rail trip all the way to Fairbanks! Don't miss the Roadhouse in Talkeetna and a FLIGHT-SEEING trip all around Denali - You will NEVER FORGET IT!! Take a Wilderness trip into Denali Nat'l Park and be... More

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Interesting building, but was disappointed that there was not much to see. Perhaps in the summer when the depot is more active it would be better, but in the winter it's not really worth the effort.

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Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was one of the most beautiful train rides in the world. The train was comfortable, the food decent, and the photo opportunities unlimited. This trip is a must if you have the time.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

When we visited the Railroad Depot, it had been turned into a model train exhibition. We enjoyed seeing the trains and did some browsing in the depot gift shop. The depot itself is an old-fashioned station that I wouldn't go out of my way to visit unless I were taking the train.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

the alaska railroad was one of the best things we did here. the railroad goes through some amazing sites, we went to talkeetna and the conductor (now retired) made the journey so unique and so perfect, the railroad will be a lesser place without him! his knowledge and useless information on things to look out for and photo tips provided... More

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a great way to see Alaska if you have the time. We took the northbound from Anchorage to Denali. Clean, comfortable, great views. The kids who comment on the sights did a great. Excellent lunch in the dining car. Good snack at the coffee shop. Hotel bus met the train at Denali Park. Easy. Spectacular scenery and wildlife.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

On the first Thursday of the non-summer months, a train leaves the Anchorage depot and goes to Hurricane (beyond Talkeetna) and back. It is a beautiful ride--but in the dead of winter months much of the ride is in the dark. There is NO FOOD SERVICE on this winter adventure and you must bring your own food and drinks. Special... More

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