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Alaska Zoo

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Address: 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll...

If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, musk oxen, mountain goats and several different types of bears, including polar, grizzly and black bears.

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Small woodsy zoo with lots of local animals

The Alaska Zoo can be seen in just a few hours, but is worth a trip for the local animals. See polar bears, seals, moose, wolves, porcupine, eagles, musk ox, etc up close. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alaska Zoo can be seen in just a few hours, but is worth a trip for the local animals. See polar bears, seals, moose, wolves, porcupine, eagles, musk ox, etc up close. The exhibits are set along paths in the woods. It's a completely different experience than a big crowded zoo like in San Diego (albeit with much less... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Children love going here to see and learn about animals. Probably great place for tourists to learn about animals in Alaska, where some can be rarely seen nor able to take photos of.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I'm a big fan of zoos. I visit them wherever I go. It's been a long time since I've been to this zoo, so when we went recently, it was larger and better than I had remembered. It's a nice, enjoyable walk, lots of animals to see, and a great way to spend a couple of hours outside. I'm always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

In the summer, this is an awesome place to bring young kids. It has a wide range of 'Alaskan' animals, including moose, musk ox, and polar bears. Because of the climate, it's limited on certain animals (no elephants). Parking is convenient, friendly staff.

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1 Thank Anna F
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Lots of different animals, birds, etc. But sadly, no elephants. Wolves are very vocal with you when you make wolf sounds

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

In all fairness, I might have given this attraction a 5 if it wasn't for the intense heat that day. Yes, intense heat in Alaska!!! The animals are all kept in large, realistic habitats. Therefore, there's a lot of walking through very confusing paths. The one thing that upset me was the lack of shade or water features for the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Small little zoo. But they do have fair species or animals on exhibit. If you have seen the wildlife in Alaksa, I think you can give this a miss. The reason we drop by because we didn't came across any wild moose in Fairbanks or Anchorage. But the moose displayed here is pathetic.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The Zoo has only outdoor northern animals, but has excellent signage about each, and one experience unique to my zoo visits: watching staff walk the wolves on leashes.

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Redmond, Oregon, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

While it was nice to see some of the animals that eluded me in my outdoor adventures (and probably much safer) I was surprised to see the size - and lack thereof - of many of the enclosures, and I honestly left feeling rather sad. It was certainly educational, and the animals are obviously well cared for, but I won't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The zoo is small, and that would have been fine, but the animals need larger enclosures. Most of them were pacing back and forth and were not content in their spaces. Looked like they had lighting up that would make it beautiful when dark. Might be worth going when it is dark just to enjoy the lighting in the snow... More 

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