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Begich Boggs Visitor Center

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Good stop on the way to Whittear..

Great location and views, fun stuff for kids and adults, we where unable to see the movie but my... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Julie V
More people need to visit this.

After the boat ride we decided to check out the visitor center. 5 dollars a piece made me hesitate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped to see the glacial lake, and walked around a bit in the visitors center, we didn't go in to see the movie or the major exhibits as we were en route, so can't comment on that. Did like the art display featuring the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great location and views, fun stuff for kids and adults, we where unable to see the movie but my teens had fun with the exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is amazing, and the place is full of interesting explanations and movies. However, unlike other park centers, they charge each person for seeing their exhibition. Annoying.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the boat ride we decided to check out the visitor center. 5 dollars a piece made me hesitate but glad we went it. My kids really enjoyed the exhibits. We all watched the movie and the ending was great. Place was really clean and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jujubiee
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a visit here during a woman’s camping weekend. The rangers are super helpful and they have nice clean bathrooms. They have lots of interesting information and displays. It’s worth visiting once if it’s your first visit or you’re interested in learning about the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

We came here not for the Visitor's Center but for the view. They had big chunks of the glacier camped out in the water and apparently, the week prior, these chunks had been double in size. Our guide did say that the center is closed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

this is a must stop place especially if you are here on a bad weather day. But people and information you get here are very helpful

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

To get to the Begich Boggs Visitor Center, you drive South from Anchorage on the Seward Highway. You pass (and continue to drive South) the turnoff into the Village of Girdwood and continue about 12-miles further South to the (on your left) Portage Lake Loop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

We looked at all the web sites and customer reviews. NO WHERE did it mention when they closed for winter. On the road signs no mention of CLOSED for SEASON but they close LABOR DAY. When up close there was a small hand written sign...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to stop and learn a lot about glaciers. They have a nice movie as well with a little surprise at the end although we were unlucky due to the fog. The staff was very friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Vermonters210 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 weeks in Alaska in June 2017. If you only have 8 days to visit, here is what we recommend: Fly into Anchorage. Pick up a rental car or van (you may need two of them if traveling with 8 people). Head south to... More