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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Very easy to check in your bags and a nice waiting area out of the rain. Staff were very friendly and helpful, a good start to a lovely train ride.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The depot is nice, convenient, and did its job. Quite good for the size of the town. There is even a nice little gift store and tons of information available.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took the train from Anchorage to Denali and then to Fairbanks. The food was excellent. The hosts gave interesting commentaries on what we were seeing out of the windows. I loved being able to stand upright and look out through the domed glass. I highly recommend this!

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High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Everything about the train was great! We rode from Fairbanks to Denali. The train ran on time each way. The food in the dining car was really good and they talked about Alaska and pointed out interesting places along the way. We highly recommend it!

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Mondovi, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Walking distance to our hotel which was good because it was a little confusing to drive in and out with the one way streets for this country boy. Well organized. Friendly staff.

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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ship Creek right behind here,and the ulu shop.Check out the locals catching salmon.Fun to watch from bridge..If you are a diehard g for it there's a shack down there to get what you need.or just check them out before you hop on your train!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We rode the train from Anchorage to Talkeetna, from there to Denali then to Fairbanks and back to Anchorage across a 6 day period and then to Seward. This was a terrific, comfortable way to travel: great narration, terrific Gold Star service. Highly recommended as a way to experience beautiful Alaska!

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Depot has everything and everyone organized. It was an early morning start but it went smoothly and efficiently. You can purchase hot drinks and items from the gift shop. We took the Coastal Classic from Anchorage to Seward and paid the extra for Gold Star seating in the dome car - worth every cent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The train ride was a part of our Princess Land/Cruise tour. It was beautiful! The dome was all glass for a perfect view no matter where you sat! Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Wauseon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When in Alaska ... the Alaska Railroad is a must. The downtown Anchorage depot is a historic building and has a nice gift shop and waiting room with clean restrooms and a coffee bar inside. It can get very busy here when the Denali Star is arriving/departing, but the staff here knows what is doing. They do a superb job... More

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