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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-783-2025
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a 2 mile loop and you can either drive or walk it. We chose to drive and were glad we did, plenty of places to pull over and see several exhibits. We enjoyed the diverse wild life--about the only wild animals we saw! We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here after our cruise, while on a transfer to the airport in Anchorage. I was with my 86 year old Mom and teenage kids. We are very supportive of the mission of the center and enjoyed what we were able to see. My...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank janetnjk
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the center which was part of our bus ride from Seward to Anchorage Airport. Although our time was short there, we truly enjoyed ourselves and seeing all the wildlife they had there. We liked talking to some of the employees about the different...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is wildlife park that you can walk it or drive thru. They have a good assortment of animals but no one walking around to ask questions. As well we waited for a lecture that was posted but no one showed up. Good mission to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 738elainem
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thank you so much for your review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife but apologize for the animal program. Depending on the program, that program might have been at a different animal's enclosure (for example, we have three rescued porcupines, and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wanted to see a bear after two bear-free weeks in Alaska. This is a decent place doing good things. I don't know much about this, but the animals seem to be very well cared for. A good opportunity to see animals, and donate to a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank liorav238
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you finally got to see some bears! We hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

Reviewed 2 days ago

we enjoy this visit would go back again next time we are in the area .... we got great pictures of the wildlifeMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rick2019748
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Rick, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife and that you got a chance to snap some nice photos. We hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I recommend the AWCC for Alaska visitors who want to see wildlife--in the wild, yet accessible. The center does a good job of protecting and rehabilitating wildlife in a natural setting; especially good place to see brown bears up close.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank beb07
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife, especially our bears, and hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

Reviewed 3 days ago

While you may spot a moose or two lingering around Anchorage’s parks, the best way to get up close to Alaska’s diverse wildlife is to drive about an hour towards the Portage glacier to visit this expansive sanctuary. Drive through the center, and then, get...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank HBSnowFlower
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you came on down to see us and enjoyed seeing our wildlife. We hope you got some nice photos and encourage you to tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

If you looking for a zoo, don't go here. If you want to see real wildlife up close and personal that has been taken in and cared for, go here. This was a stop that we will not soon forget. JB was incredible! Everything was!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank April G
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello April, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife, especially JB, and hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a private tour that started at 9am and it was outstanding. We got up close and personal with many of the animals and the guide's knowledge was outstanding. My wife and I as well as our 10 year old grandson really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RonR1975
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Ron, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your tour and hope you'll tell your friends about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

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Litl V
August 1, 2019|
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Response from PeteC1719 | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your question - By rental car or by tour bus are the only ways to get to the AWCC, as walking from the Portage Train Station is not recommended. We hope this information is helpful. Best, Pete
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Scootergirl2013
June 12, 2019|
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Response from PeteC1719 | Property representative |
Hi Preston, great question. We have a gravel road that loops around the AWCC. It can be uneven in places so, if possible, I'd suggest driving and then pulling over at the areas where you'd like to take a closer look. Hope... More
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Bryanne R
May 8, 2019|
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Response from PeteC1719 | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for the question. It really depends on which of our educational talks your interested in, but any time of day is a good time. I suggest checking out our program schedule on our website for more information... More
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