Eielson Visitor Center

Eielson Visitor Center, Denali National Park and Preserve: Hours, Address, Eielson Visitor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Eielson Visitor Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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llklinger
Northumberland, Pennsylvania60 contributions
Group Experience
Jul 2021
The views did not disappoint. Were not allowed into the visitor's center but the restrooms in the visitor's center were open, thankfully. Not quite sure why the center itself was not open when the restrooms were. A little disappointed
Written August 15, 2021
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sasha_rodz
28 contributions
Priceless!
Aug 2021 • Family
Denali is paradise on Earth!!! Wow! What a magnificent place. The views at the Eielson Center are spectacular! Definitely worth taking the bus to come here!
Written August 12, 2021
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EvilleGenius
Evansville, IN41 contributions
Clean bathrooms, well staffed with Rangers, Nice place to refill water and rest.
Jul 2021
One of two places to refill water. Spot to rest, refresh. Clean restrooms. Staffed by several Rangers to answer questions and help when we were there. Informative posters and plenty of benches to rest. Great views. Nice place to rest and wait for a bus to take you out of the park.

(Due to COVID inside was not open except for bathrooms, lockers, and water refill station. )
Written July 27, 2021
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Lisa C
18 contributions
long, but scenic
Jul 2021
Went on the 6 a.m. green shuttle bus to Eielson. Long trip but very beautiful views and some wildlife sitings. We saw a couple of moose, two grizzly bears in the far distance and a herd of Caribou. The best part of our trip was our bus driver Darlene. She was wonderful. She had so much knowledge about the park. She stopped and pointed out wildlife and flowers along the way. We made several stops along the way and ate our lunch at the end. We returned around 2 p. m. in the afternoon. All in all a good day. I wouldn't take small children on this as it would be a very long time for them to sit still and they would probably get restless and bored. Thanks Darlene for a great day!
Written July 23, 2021
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Voyager820256
Johnson City, TN6 contributions
Great day in thePark
Jul 2021
We stopped here on a tour to the back country lodge. Good selection of gift items . The center was not open due to Covid.
Written July 18, 2021
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Anjali_S
1 contribution
Worth the bus ride
Jul 2021 • Family
We took the 6 AM shuttle and it was well worth getting up! Some animals we saw was a bear, caribou, moose, and snowshoe hares. Our bus driver Matt was amazing. He told us some many interesting facts and it’s lovely to see people so passionate about what they do. The rangers at the visitor center where helpful and they provided an easy, moderate, and hard hikes (we did all three in a few hours), and the four hour drive was picturesque. I would definitely recommend coming early and spending a few hours there. You can also go off grid and hike at your own convenience. Just wanted to also let people know that if you do buy tickets and have a later tour, BUY THEM IN ADVANCE. The park rangers make you go to the visitor center and print them out there, so make sure to get their early. Hope this helps, we had a wonderful time!
Written July 17, 2021
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Megan B
New England577 contributions
Must visit!
Jun 2021
We were here last month. Most of the EVC was closed except for rest rooms. But there were rangers stationed outside answering questions. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy a meal you may have brought along. The views were beyond spectacular. Denali that close is just stunning. Gorgeous trails around the EVC if you elect to stay.
Written July 13, 2021
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FLtrotter
St. Augustine, FL240 contributions
Great stopping point
Jun 2021 • Couples
Stopped at Eielson en route via bus to Denali Backcountry Lodge. We only stayed a few minutes but the location was sweet.. incredible panorama. Best of all was seeing a grizzly climb up the slope within 300 ft of visitor center.. kick myself for not having camera ready.
Written July 8, 2021
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line10
Saint Augustine Beach, FL265 contributions
Long school bus ride
Jun 2021
If eight hours on a school bus appeals to you try this trip to the visitor center. The road is dangerous and the sights redundant. Saw 1 bear twice, on the way up and the way down. Because his is a federal sight masks must be worn for the entire bus ride. I would take the trip for an hour or two, get off and catch another bus heading down. Way to LONG!
Written July 2, 2021
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Debbi D
mattapoisett, ma702 contributions
Incredible 8 hour bus tour!
Aug 2020
Our bus driver was Aaron and he was interesting, well informed and entertaining. We were lucky to see 5 grizzly bears and the most incredible clear view of Denali. Definately try to hike the steep path behind the parking lot when you arrive at Eielson. We had 1 1/2 hours and we made it to the very top and back with time to spare for a picnic lunch. We saw so much wildlife and beautiful views. This was not suppose to be a tour but Aaron shared his enthusiasm and expertise about the history and animal life of Denali.
Written September 8, 2020
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