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“Go just west to Worenzof Point to see jets and moose” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Earthquake Park

Earthquake Park
4306 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Ranked #42 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Activities: Picnicking, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: A designated area of Anchorage which shows the destruction caused by the 1964 earthquake.
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“Go just west to Worenzof Point to see jets and moose”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Earthquake park is kinda so-so for anything earthquake related. Really it's just another park with shoreline and trees and trails.

The real attractions here are just to the west along Point Worenzof. Parking along the road just off the end of the runway is a great place to see and photograph big heavy jets taking off. And it's also a great place to spot and photograph moose at sunset.

Visited October 2012
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Wasilla, Alaska
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“Doesn't Live up to the Name”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The effects of the quake are not as visible as you would like to see. Other than the bluff, the overgrowth of time has hidden the majority of the sights. It is still a good stop is you want some air in town.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“A nice walk, but that's all”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I wanted to see the park, because I lived in Anchorage in 1964 at the time of the earthquake. That was an experience I'll never forget.

Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the park. It's a pleasant walk along the path from the parking area, and the placards are interesting, but you can see the entire thing in 15 minutes or less. I think it's good that they've memorialized the earthquake, but the execution wasn't so good.

If you want an easy stroll in the quiet of the woods, but you don't have a lot of time, it's worth a stop.

Visited August 2012
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Westminster, Maryland
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“Not much to see”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The walk to the park from the parking lot is pretty short and easy. There are some informative signs, but as time has passed you don't get much of a view. Sadly I was there on a cloudy, overcast day so there was no chance of seeing any of Denali.

Visited July 2012
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Durham, North Carolina
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“The park itself is not much of an attraction but this is the only place you can see the silhouette of Mt. McKinley”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Earthquake Park itself is really small and there is really not much to see there. Going by the GPS directions, we first drove to Earthquake Park in the evening because we were told you can see Mt. McKinley on a clear day from there. After parking, we walked the very short distance - I think it said a 15 min walk but it was more like a 5 min walk) and arrived at an area that had a statue/monument with signs about the earthquake. This is NOT the place to see the mountain. We didn't know and spent at least 45 minutes there. In addition to the displays about the earthquake, there is one sign with a picture of the mountain range so we were trying to see the mountain, even a glimpse, from this place. Eventually we did see it, but there were so many overgrown trees and branches, it seemed so strange that this was the lookout point. After taking what pictures we could, we then left (it was around 10:30pm now) and as we were driving away, my husband decided to see if there was another place to park with a better view - yes there is! You need to drive a little bit (not too much) - just follow the outer part of the park and you will see another place to park. There is only one sign here related to the mountain range and here you can get a much better view without trees to block your view. We did not have a clear day but as the sun began to set, we would very clearly see the outline and silhouette of Mt. McKinley and the other two mountains beside it. I was thrilled that finally we caught a glimpse of it (be warned that it's not that big because you're looking at it from Anchorage and not Denali) but I think it only became visible because the sun was going down so come in the late evening.

Visited August 2012
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