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Eielson Visitor Center

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Nice place to stop and see the Denali peaks. There is short movie about Denali exploration, which... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wonderful visitor's center

The Eielson Visitor Center is a great place to stop for a bathroom break, to view Alaskan Art, and... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Shay O
Sioux City
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Park Road, Mile 66, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 16, 2016

If you've done any research on Denali you know that the only way to get way into the park on the park road is to take a bus. The basic no-frills bus tour is the way to go. While it is a school bus, the...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Glorious views but weak on content. There is so much potential given the remoteness and beauty of this place. C'mon National Park Service. Add more content about how this area developed over time. This is the end of the 66 miles from the park entrance...More

2  Thank Trek-Always
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to stop and see the Denali peaks. There is short movie about Denali exploration, which is informative and interesting.

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Eielson Visitor Center is a great place to stop for a bathroom break, to view Alaskan Art, and the many displays about the area. Also great hiking!

Thank Shay O
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Get into the park however you can--bus, hike,charter, but do get to the visitor center! Stunning 360 views! Early fall displays vivid colored tundra with Denali (and other peaks) in the background!

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Reviewed September 24, 2018

With clear skies, we were in luck. We had clear, grand views of Mt. Denali. This is a good place for photos with Mt. Denali in the background.

Thank Patty Z
Reviewed September 19, 2018

A pleasant stop on the Denali Park Rd, with a relief map of the mountain showing the main climbing routes. There are good restrooms, drinking water and informative displays.

Thank Pittsburgh_cyclist
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This National Park Visitors Center is one of the nicest we have visited. Huge display of local information books, maps and handouts. Plenty of regional items as well. Very nice

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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Wish we would have had more time here, lots of nice exhibits and a comfortable place to eat the lunch we had packed. We opted to stay only the 1/2 hour our bus tour took here and missed the flim about the Denali mountain climbers.

Thank sandyg898
Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you're not sure you can make the trek, do it! The view is fantastic from Eielson. Just be sure to bring a box lunch for the bus and hope your driver is Elton Parks!

1  Thank GlobeTrotterChicago
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The trip to Eielson is amazing, and then the view! Top it off with flush toilets and I'm in heaven. Hiking, nature and a fantastic view of THE mountain, I was in heaven. I would like a job here.

1  Thank Trina N
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The architecture ist very cool, from above you would not know, that there is a building at all. Inside you get a lot of information about the parks presence and history and of course about wildlife. There are Ranger who can be asked everything too.

Thank Alex N
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smiti b
June 25, 2018|
Response from jordan j | Reviewed this property |
Hi , Bus driver stops at scenic location. You can even get down from bus walk few miles and get on another bus. they give plenty of time to take pictures. Seats are comfortable but make sure you get window seat . Get on the... More
Geraldine W
May 27, 2017|
Response from Caroline S | Reviewed this property |
You can book once you get to the Center, but it probably helps to try to do this ahead of time if you can. If you're asking whether you have to take a guided hike there, no - you can do one yourself.
Debra B
June 14, 2016|
Response from Lqchar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a stop about 30 miles in on the trip.