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“A fun outdoor walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alaska Zoo

Alaska Zoo
4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
907 346 2133
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Ranked #21 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Antiquing
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Owner description: If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, musk oxen, mountain goats and several different types of bears, including polar, grizzly and black bears.
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A fun outdoor walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Lots of animals I love the tigers and bears! It can get chilly so bundle up, I wish the polar bear would have moved around but the black bears were pretty active,It's a very pretty outdoorsy feeling zoo with lots of trees and trails and a nice variety of animals

Visited October 2012
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Girdwood, Alaska
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4 attraction reviews
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“Good zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fun zoo. Like the beers playing and the mountain leopards are so cool. Nice zoo, surprising it is in Alaska

Visited March 2012
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Big Lake, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“What Great Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The trails are great and what a super place for a family gathering. There is something to make everyone happy. All the animals are so fun to watch and the kids loved the petting zoo!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“One of My Favorite Zoos in the Country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

It's just so different from your average zoo. Take a walk in the woods and see the animals at the same time. You will love it too!

Visited November 2012
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Clayton, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Needs an influx of money. Lots of potential”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The zoo in Anchorage has lagged behind the rest of the city. No measurable changes in that last 13 years. Bear exhibit needs to be re-engineered for better viewing. I can go into someone's back yard in Anchorage and expect a better view of a brown bear. Huge black bars block 50% of the bear if it's in the side of the habitat.

Animals will not cooperate with the desires of the patrons, but with proper design, the exhibit can be made to maximize the opportunity to view.

The zoo is a good place to visit for a few hours but it's not special and it's not what you'd expect in Alaska.

Visited December 2012
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