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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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So boring. Not worth is

This was not worth it at all. So boring. Most the animals were sleeping. Not worth the money. Much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Arwita
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Cozy, intimate, compact, wee

Did I mention that this zoo is quite small? Other reviewers have mentioned this and they are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
OttoSchwartz
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Columbus, Ohio
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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“polar bear” (81 reviews)
“snow leopard” (18 reviews)
“local animals” (19 reviews)
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4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
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+1 907-346-2133
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"polar bear"
in 81 reviews
"snow leopard"
in 18 reviews
"local animals"
in 19 reviews
"free shuttle"
in 36 reviews
"brown bear"
in 33 reviews
"animal enclosures"
in 10 reviews
"musk ox"
in 42 reviews
"few hours"
in 29 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 13 reviews
"black beans"
in 44 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
in 32 reviews
"dall sheep"
in 14 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 12 reviews
"visitor center"
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"tiger"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was not worth it at all. So boring. Most the animals were sleeping. Not worth the money. Much better to go to Alaska wildlife conservation center

Thank Arwita
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did I mention that this zoo is quite small? Other reviewers have mentioned this and they are correct. Is it too small? I don’t think so, but don’t expect your visit to consume a day or even half a day. A couple of hours works...More

Thank OttoSchwartz
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. The zoo isn't large but it packs a lot into the space. The layout rewired a bit of backtracking but it wasn't too bad. I really enjoyed how some of the exhibits really allow you to see the animals up...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great smaller sized local zoo with several indigenous Alaskan animals. When I first arrived in AK the zoo drama was getting rid of Maggie the elephant and she has since been relocated outside to another location. More recently the AK zoo lost it’s polar bear...More

Thank YankeeDevils
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of zoos around the world and this one needs some love and care. They have some really cool animals but their homes are not well maintained, especially the bears. They had no trees, grass, water or toys to play...More

Thank lorimccarthy68
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the free shuttle from the downtown visitors enter to the zoo and were surprised how many animals were on exhibit! We were able to see many Alaskan animals such as Polar bear; brown bears, bald eagle; moose; seals; mountain Lions, Nd wolves etc...More

1  Thank Tranquillo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you visit in the winter or summer, this is a lovely place to spend a few hours in great company - the rescued animals they keep. You can check the feeding hours for some animals, but unfortunately they feed the polar bear before and...More

Thank michel s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go instead of sitting in my hotel room. They have nice selection of animals all the kids around were having a great time.

Thank lightkeeper7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 14 year old daughter and I had a few hours to spend on our last day in Alaska before catching an afternoon flight out of Anchorage. I saw a sign for the Alaska Zoo and we decided to go check it out. It was...More

1  Thank Terri C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Anchorage Zoo started out very small -- as a place to 'board' an elephant a guy won in a raffle. Dimond Horse Stables was the logical place to send the elephant, amid the horses. Gradually, it grew and grew, and it became a believable...More

Thank veracrews
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cindydelwayne
February 26, 2018|
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Response from Jamie A | Reviewed this property |
Walking tour only pretty gentle paths and wheel chair ramps but I don’t think they rent anything.
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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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