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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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Informative Visitor Center

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jim L
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Dee W
Livingston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This VC is perfect to get all your info on the Portage Glacier and Portage Valley. We highly recommend you stop here first to get info on trails, etc. so you do not miss out on anything. We also highly recommend you stay at the Williwaw CG 1 1/2 miles away which is one of the best in Alaska as... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy going to visitor centers; each one has valuable information about the area. Begich Boggs offers a $5 short informational film about the history of Glaciers in the area. Other than gathering information about the trails, glacier ferry, and the scenic views in the area, there is not much to do here. I do recommend stopping by on... More 

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Thank Jon A
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelers who wish to take full advantage of an area quickly learn to go to the Visitors Center first. The staff and volunteers are full of information, enthusiasm and tips they eagerly share with the visitors. This center is exactly that . . . a place to learn, maximize the experience and make sure nothing is missed.

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Rawlings, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only national parks center I have been in that charged to see exhibit. If your in area worth the stop. Plenty of RV parking!

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Thank Mike M
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an informative Visitor Center. There were exhibits on animals and people, history and nature. We enjoyed the audio that came with lots of the exhibits. You could choose between about 12 different audio clips for many of the exhibits. Watch the film for the surprise at the end. It's too bad that it was built to view Portage... More 

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Thank Nancy F
Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent facility with many show and tell activities for kids and adults. Great views of Portage Lake and of the surrounding mountains.

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Wauna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to learn the geology and natural history of this area, be sure to go to Boggs Visitors Center with great views of the lake and mountains. The displays are informative and well laid out. The video shown is beautifully photographed. As I mentioned in a previous review of Portage Lake, I highly recommend the easy to moderate... More 

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Thank Neal V
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a wealth of information available about Portage Glacier in particular, glaciers in general and Chugach National Forest. There are displays about the wildlife from moose to mosquitoes. Many interactive display are there for your use. There are a number of films for viewing at different times of the day. The rangers and others working in the building are... More 

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