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Alaska Zoo

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4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
+1 907-346-2133
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Great place to get close to Alaskan wildlife and they also have tigers. Great place to take... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Penny D
Alaskan animals only

This zoo actually started because a local prizewinner won an elephant and needed a home for it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anchorage, Alaska
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“polar bears” (119 reviews)
“snow leopard” (18 reviews)
“local animals” (18 reviews)
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4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
+1 907-346-2133
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to get close to Alaskan wildlife and they also have tigers. Great place to take pictures

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo actually started because a local prizewinner won an elephant and needed a home for it. Well, the elephant ("Annabelle") is long gone, and now there are almost exclusively Alaskan animals on display, and most of them had been orphaned or were found wounded....More

Thank _mariabjornroli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Anchorage zoo is a gem hidden on the edge of the city. Visitors are so close to the animals you can practically touch them. If you are expecting San Diego or Los Angeles zoos you will be disappointed. Some of the exhibits are state...More

Thank javanorth1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vans from the zoo are dispatched to the city center to take visitors to the zoo, about 35 minutes away. The drivers really build up the attraction but it falls way short of the hype. Look for discount tickets if you have a need to...More

Thank MDI2
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

I've been here many times with my mom and brother and niece and nephews but with my hunny and her granddaughters it was their first time here and they had a blast I'm planning on going here again

Thank Maxie W
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Going to the zoo in the dark was a novelty. The Christmas lights were fun, but many of the animals were tucked away for the night. Highlight was seeing the wolves so close and talking for a while to the wolves’ caretaker. Paid $8 a...More

Thank Horalky
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a fairly compact zoo that shows animals from northern climates. The cost is commensurate with the effort to keep the animals well-fed and taken care of. My kids love going here and we usually go several times a year, especially to see rescue...More

Thank J S
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Great family place to spend a couple of hours outdoors. We really enjoyed the snow leopards, moose, and caribou. Exhibits are clean and maintained. Great gift shop for those must have souvenirs to commemorate the visit! Friendly staff. Free shuttle round trip from down town.

Thank Cemmo1
Reviewed December 24, 2017

This place is a real asset for Anchorage. Our kids get family passes so our grandchildren get a real education the right way.

Thank TeBay
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Really enjoyed our visit there, took some friends visiting from lower 48 who enjoyed too. Well-kept grounds, very informative tour.

Thank David B
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Questions & Answers
May 7, 2017|
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Response from twocapemay | Reviewed this property |
We did it in 2 hours & felt we had enough time to linger with the animals we loved most (bears, wolves).
Ann N
January 10, 2016|
Response from J M | Property representative |
Hi Ann, According to Google maps Sunset Dr. is about 10.5 miles from the Zoo. The Zoo has a free shuttle bus that runs during the summer months from 4th Ave. to the Zoo. 4th Avenue is in the heart of downtown Anchorage and... More