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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2025
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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. We have been able to provide care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop. Please visit our website for more information on how you can help us make a difference.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“bison” (415 reviews)
“musk ox” (241 reviews)
“brown bears” (136 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2025
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

We learned about this place while watching Dr. Oakley's show. We knew if we ever got to the area, we would go. All the animals were amazing to see. Some were active, some laying around. We were able to see much more wildlife here, getting...More

Thank Tammy K
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

I thought we might have missed out on these beautiful animals however as we hired a car to drive in the excellent Seward to Anchorage highway we were able to call in. The animals are looked after hear and have huge areas to graze and...More

Thank Dmor12
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We loved this place! We were able to spend $10 a person and feed moose by hand. What an amazing experience! The bears are so close you can see their teeth and claws and how beautiful they are. The black bears come right up to...More

Thank BaileyMia76
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

When we travel it involves fonding activities that 3 generations will enjoy. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center definately filled the bill. The day we went it was cloudy, great for picture taking which you'll do with all the animals. We spent 4 hours walking around...More

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place, you can tell the people here care very much for these animals! Loved seeing the bears close up and personal.

Thank SLCandle
Reviewed July 28, 2017

We saw musk ox, elk, a moose, a black bear, grizzlies, reindeer, lynx, bison, and a porcupine. Sort of like a zoo, but the purpose is to rehab animals or keep them up when they can't survive in the wild. Almost all animals are outside...More

Thank mailstop
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We've been to many of the places where there is supposed to be great wildlife viewing in Alaska but have found this place to be among the best for the children. It has many of the primary species that Alaska is known for, including black...More

Thank robert s
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time here. The entrance fee was reasonable, the grounds were clean, and the animals seemed happy. Definitely try a reindeer dog here. We had them at three different places in and around Anchorage and the ones here were by far the best.

Thank KellyBWV
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We went on a cold rainy day! Not the best choice however the animals were interesting and the staff informative. We met the two cutest foxes! I applaud the conservations effort to educate people and reestablish hurt and injured animals!

Thank Jeanna K
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I have always loved zoo's but this is a little different, it has very large enclosures for the animals and they all looked well fed and well treated. Seeing 8 large elk all resting and still in velvet was quite a site. All the females...More

Thank Samuel A
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August 14, 2017|
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Response from Dessie K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, No need for reservation or to pre-book tickets. You pay at the gate (it's like a park entrance fee booth). Try to go earlier as from noon on the park is full of tour buses from the cruise ships. Dessie
June 24, 2017|
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Response from vhusbands | Reviewed this property |
We used Seward Bus Lines. They stopped here and one other place. Pricing was pretty reasonable, they are on the internet.
May 26, 2017|
Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you have to use a car it's about 35 miles down there - what day are you going to be here - I might be able to help - we are work kampers in Anchorage - and from Florida as well - need a way to get ahold of you -