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Begich Boggs Visitor Center

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Address: Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: +1 907-783-2326
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I was impressed by all the visitors' centers in the parks and other wilderness areas. The day we visited Begich Boggs Visitor Center the wind was howling and raining cats and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mark C
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was impressed by all the visitors' centers in the parks and other wilderness areas. The day we visited Begich Boggs Visitor Center the wind was howling and raining cats and dogs so an inside activity was welcome. We did drive to where we could see the salmon though, which was nearby and part of the center's activities. Even in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous visitors center. It sit on the glacial melt lake with gorgeous views. We spotted our first bald eagle here. The staff are friendly and obviously proud of their home. The film is a must see. Also it's worth the $5 for the walk through exhibits. Very informative. Glad we went here and now have an excellent history... More 

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Thank Latonk
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibition is on the lake side and before a short tunnel leading towards Whittier. The visitor centre has a nice exhibition, useful brochures and booklets. The view from the centre is very nice. When I was there, there was a huge iceberg on the lake right in front of it, which broke after few hours.

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Thank omehes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun afternoon we spent here. Inexpensive. A fun learning experience for both the kids and adults. Park Rangers on Habs to answer any questions. 5 interactive rooms to explore. Lots of hands on for the kids. Our grandkids had so much fun and were learning at the same time. Wonderful movie. Beautiful views of Portage Lake. Ample seating... More 

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Thank Pinkey P
Eustis, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to pay to access part of the center which we didn't elect to do. The center is probably more interesting if you do. My children (all 10 & under) weren't overly thrilled and wanted to leave within minutes.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice visitor center, but if you want to see all of it YOU have to pay. Still stop into see it, but don't pay to see it all....many other more beautiful visitor centers in Alaska and they are free..check out Wrangell and Homer now they have amazing visitor centers... AND it's FREE!

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Freeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting location, at the base of many Glaciers. on Portage lake road. Because of their location and the wind direction, Glacier ice is usually setting just outside their building in the lake for visitors to view up close. There is a cost for the movie and a displays for you to view. From the visitors center you see a... More 

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Thank cyndywill8
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to a lot of visitor's centers, and we really liked this one. It's organized so that you have plenty of space from other visitors (doesn't feel crowded), and there is so much to learn!! You can choose short videos on a huge number of topics from geology to history to wildlife. Three sets of lenses show you how... More 

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Thank justmealison
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is a place to receive information about the area. Free brochures and advice are available. There is a small charge to go into the exhibit area. It is informative for all ages. They show a 25 minute video on a large screen about Glacial Retreat and Renewal that is very good. You will not be able to see the... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice information center. Outside the information center is the portage Lake. In the lake you can see icebergs that have a calved off of portage glacier

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