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Alaska Railroad Depot

411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK (Downtown)
907/265-2494
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Ranked #6 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Sugar Land, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

"All aboard!" After that, things just got better! I would definitely add riding the train in Alaska to your vacation. The whole operation, from the clean and spacious cabin cars, the staff/crew members, the glass domes for a full view, to the delicious meals available for purchase - this was a well run enjoyable ride. The scenic route from Seward... More

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Davisburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We caught the train in Talkeetna and went to Hurricane, then back. The train conductor has been working on the railroad for forty years. He was very personable and informative. We saw a lot to much to mention. Worth every penny.

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Alpine, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
59 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Large Depot able to accommodate the number of people that come here headed for Denali National Park or other destinations. The staff is courteous, efficient and ready for you, giving each person the personalized attention they require.

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Negaunee, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We booked our ARR trip on the coastal classic 8 months in advance. We were to ride from Seward to Anchorage on Monday 6/17/2014. Through no fault of the ARR, the tracks washed out near Girdwood and the train could not run that night. The ARR arranged for tour buses to transport passengers from Seward to Anchorage. We already had... More

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Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

None of the train cars were the same. The Gold Star cars were not available, how ever the back car had an upper level with big windows. We spent much of the ride between the cars and enjoyed the ride. The downside that is you can't hear the comments said on the speakers. There is only one train from Anchorage... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I travelled from Anchorage to Fairbanks on the Gold Star. The staff were fantastic from the moment we dropped off our bags to when we got off at Fairbanks. The train itself is amazing with wonderful views. We arrived in Fairbanks on time which is pretty good given that its a 12 hour journey. The narrative along... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

And the depots are adorable too. Take a trip anywhere on the line and you won't be sorry. Upgrade to Gold Star service if you can but don't worry if you can't - all the seats have great views.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We took the Gold Service train from Anchorage to Denali. It was so worth the upgraded expense. Great views, luckily we had clear whether. Took the coach bus back for a different route.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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174 reviews 174 reviews
65 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Charming, functional and well organized. Made train travel a snap. It had a little coffee and pastry spot inside. Doe a a few benches but if your party need to j Sit instead of stand it is best to get there early. Also if you travel by train you MUST have your driver's license. We went to and it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I left Anchorage Alaska, On July 30 2014, On the Denali Gold Star Dome Train, The train left Anchorage at 8:15am And got in Fairbanks at 8:00pm I really did in joy it.

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