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Alaska Zoo

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Well laid out zoo, particularly as it survives as basically a non-profit with reliance on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan F
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Nice little zoo

Although on the small side, this little zoo not only had a good selection of native Alaskan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry W
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

I was pleasantly surprised to see ALL the animals in such good condition and not pacing up and down in their cages

Thank randjtaylor330
Reviewed 3 days ago

We needed to kill a few hours in anchorage before our flight, and this zoo fit the bill perfectly. Free shuttle runs at least once an hour from near the cruise hotels (corner F and 4th) during tourist season (to mid Sept - check zoo...More

Thank Illewackett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well laid out zoo, particularly as it survives as basically a non-profit with reliance on donations. Good showcase of Alaska's unique animal species.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although on the small side, this little zoo not only had a good selection of native Alaskan animals, they were mostly animals that couldn’t be released into the wild for one reason or another. It was clean and the animal had space and were well...More

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo really needs a bit of love. The setting is lovely but some of the displays are very boring and basic. It is good to go for a visit if you haven’t seen some of the Alaskan animals in the wild yet I was...More

Thank Kaye R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice zoo. Most of the animals here have been rescued and cannot be put back into the wild. Very commendable.

Thank swiffy_new
Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to visit the zoo mostly because we had some time to kill and the shuttle was free. Glad we took the time to go since the variety of animals was unique. I would recommend this as an options to anyone traveling with children...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoy going to zoos and aquariums and we usually make a point of visiting them wherever we travel. The Alaska zoo specializes in cold weather animals and especially animals that are native to Alaska. In addition. A large percentage of the...More

Thank Fingerpicker8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the zoo twice on my travels to Alaska and loved it both times. The staff is always friendly, and the little snack shop has the best brownies. My 18 month old niece loved the seal that kisses the glass and the ravens squawking...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this zoo is small there are sufficient exhibits to keep you interested for a couple of hours. As with any other zoo you are at the mercy of pot luck as to whether the particular animal you want to see is visible. We saw...More

Thank alannsarah
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cindydelwayne
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.
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Trishthedishdonnelly
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).
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Ann N
January 10, 2016|
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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
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