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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped here as part of our tour. Clean restrooms , water filling station. Bear hide inside to touch.saw my 1st squirrel there Worth a visit

Thank Julie S
Reviewed yesterday

Clean, natural, things to do, to see, places just to rest. Movies to watch, things to read, this place has it all.

Thank Trina N
Reviewed yesterday

Considering the amount of tourists that visit this park each year, I figured the visitor center would be a little bit bigger/ contain more exhibits. The animals on display are plastic versus actual animals which I believe is in poor taste. I will say the...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can get to the Denali Visitor Center by shuttle from the hotels close to the park in Healy. There are all sorts of exhibits downstairs which introduce you to the wild life of Denali. You get to see and feel the difference between different...More

Thank jer b
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first stop before we did anything in the park. We are glad we did. Park Rangers are very friendly and helpful. Take a few minutes to see the movie about the park. There are plenty of educational exhibits. This is where children...More

Thank christine n
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must to visit in Denali as you get an insight into the early settlers and the hardships they endured

Thank randjtaylor330
Reviewed 1 week ago

Denali Visitor Center is a wonderful place to learn about this National Park. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful and the exhibits are wonderful. The movies in the theater are very good for helping visitors appreciate what they have seen or are about to...More

Thank azagzebski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop here while in Denali. We enjoyed 2 documentaries about the area in the visitor center movie theater as well as many exhibits. Worth the visit.

Thank texascinzia1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here after a long bus tour and lunch. For us, it was OK — we looked at a few exhibits. We were told you need to come here first if you are camping (for a number of important reasons like location and...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We especially enjoyed the series of videos shown in the theater there. Learned lots about backcountry camping and hiking and what to do if encountered by bears or moose.

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Isn't this frustrating? Getting information on the McKinley Chalet is very difficult. Even the cruise line we booked our visit with could not tell us anything. I think you will get the most reliable info from the park... More
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Response from EAWH77 | Reviewed this property |
You can take any of the NPS buses from the Wilderness Access Center (WAC) to whichever stop along the route you would like and enjoy a day hike, assuming you have a ticket as some of the buses sell out. The cost depends on... More