If you want alot of cheesy marketing junk, go elsewhere. This place is great in its simplicity and wealth of information in one small place. Great older fashioned touch and feels stuff (different pelts, antlers, etc.) with quaint TV style info booths (Note to Center: the video on some of those is poor). On the other hand, they have two huge screens with touch intelligence to map the whole state and all of the various aspects and touring options.....very high tech. A small but GOOD selection of guides, maps, books, DVDs and some intelligent gifty stuff- no junk.
The small theater is good, especially the HD video of Danali and the gold rush, with 30 minute "shows" on various topics thruout the day. Not sure of the quality of the others, but as they are free you can come and go as you wish. Schedule is posted at the entrance on an e-board
The reason to go here first is that you get a good snapshot of everything, without any hype and the staff are friendly despite the volume of tourists they surely go through.
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