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Alaska Zoo

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Address: 4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
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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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Compared to other sites in Anchorage we considered the Alaska zoo to be good value. The zoo is small enough that you are actually quite close to the animals so you can see them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Claresholm, Canada
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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It appears they are trying hard here to make a difference for these animals, and I do appreciate the effort. Zoos are about educating and giving animals a second chance at life. There are some unique creatures here that one might not see at a lower 48 zoo. It is an interesting way to spend a half hour.

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Claresholm, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Compared to other sites in Anchorage we considered the Alaska zoo to be good value. The zoo is small enough that you are actually quite close to the animals so you can see them easily. Mostly animals native to Alaska

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was pleasently surprised to see lot of animals many of them local to Alaska in the Zoo. Family enjoyed it. Best part, we can cover the Zoo in 2/3 hours and there is free shuttle between Downtown and Zoo. Do not miss it if you have kids.

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Thank YSGM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are visiting from Nashville - our zoo is large and spread out. The zoo was smaller but lots of neat Alaska animals and they r close up and very active!! We loved the Wolverines- we have never seen them before

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great simple zoo, with Alaska animals and a few extra's. Always a favorite to go to several times a year. Must see when in town.

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Langhorne PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum for all ages. It is small but contains a lot of native animals of AK. This sometimes is the only chance to see a moose, reindeer,wolves and more up close. The walkways are easy with not too many hills and they have golf carts for rent. We enjoyed it!

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Thank staszeskiland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout of the zoo can get a little confusing but overall this zoo is fantastic. I recommend visiting in September when the leaves are changing. The gravel path and boardwalks make it feel like a hike through the woods rather than a zoo. It was surreal with the color of the leaves. My 2 year old had a wonderful... More 

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Thank Briana M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a drizzly day and it was great! Felt like we had the zoo to ourselves! !! Great size for little ones to be able to run and see the animals. They also have the animals so that you can see them from any age and there are a lot of different sides you can see them from.... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. We were able to see Alaskian animals as well as a few exotic animals. Learned a few new things about the caribou. Enjoyed watching a trainer feed a porcupine.

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Thank Cindy R
Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is small and perfect! My kids had a blast! The souvenir shop was great too! It was the best to hear the wolves howl together! Something we will always remember!

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