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Alaska Zoo

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Closes in 2 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Good walking zoo and local animals

We visit Anchorage a couple times a year but still love frequenting the zoo with our kids. The zoo... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Juneau, Alaska
great visit

Nice zoo, easy to get around, great selection of animals to have a look at. And beautiful little... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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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...more
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4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
+1 907-346-2133
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a small zoo that is packed full of wonderful exhibits that will take your breath away. The operation is very well managed. If you wish to see and learn about Alaskan animals...this is the place to go!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Anchorage a couple times a year but still love frequenting the zoo with our kids. The zoo is very walk-able and has some great local animals on exhibit. Would definitely recommend when visiting Anchorage with kids.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank katieJ_ak907
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We appreciated that the animals were rescue animals. An ok zoo appreciated that was Alaska animals. Most animals did have lots of room to stretch their legs. Don't expect a large zoo but is also less walking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank retired27
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I am a life long Alaskan, but have never been to the zoo until recently after having a kid of my own. I was so sad pretty much the entire time we were exploring the zoo. All of the enclosures are extremely small and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank em907ak
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice zoo, easy to get around, great selection of animals to have a look at. And beautiful little coffee shop

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kmky
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The zoo is probably better under normal circumstances. We visited when there was a lot of renovation going on. Still a fun place to take our grandson.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marc M
Reviewed October 30, 2018

It is not a big zoo, but it is still very interesting. From my hotel in Anchorage, I got a Grab and was there in a short time. Alaska is well known for the wild life. It is exciting to see the moose, caribou (reindeer),...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J3045NXmarch
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I was not impressed, and I felt like the animal enclosures are too small and bare. There is nothing great here...... it’s a small place that houses animals with the least amount of design in my opinion.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank candis24
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I have never seen a moose in real life! Or a wolverine! I had no idea porcupines were so big! This is a really cool zoo where the animals are highly visible. The only disappointment was that the polar bear was completely sacked out the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Imhelendt
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We always visit zoos when we travel. So off we went and it was not well laid out as you did a lot of back tracking. But it was a different type of zoo as this has mostly abandoned or injured animals that it has...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidjensen399
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from Cemmo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure this is an accessible venue. Gravel paths, steps, etc... I would recommend calling ahead. I don’t recall seeing carts for rent.
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