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Alaska Zoo

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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 2 weeks ago

I'm from St. Louis where we have an award-winning zoo. So, I write this review with a bias. There is a good selection of animals. Several exhibits were closed in March. The paths are not marked, except for the Polar Bear. The map didn't help...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elizabethgM716LE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not physically the largest zoo we have seen, but very likely the most amazing collection of animals. All of Alaska’s and Canada’s bears, wolves, and moose, plus tigers and various yaks from Central Asia, and Snow Leopards!! One of the rarest animals on earth, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 69WorldTraveler
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Have a nice selection of animals. We enjoy taking visitors there. For a small zoo very well set up, especially when wildlife is hiding out around Anchorage :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed February 12, 2019

what the zoo may lack in size it makes up in charm! an easy to stroll zoo open year round offers up close viewing of all the animals. the zoo lights event in the winter months is a great family event. reasonable prices

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank limegreenmo
Reviewed January 22, 2019

This is a very nice small zoo. I like that many of the paths are not paved (like say, the San Diego or St. Louis zoos). The paths are natural material and it makes it feel like you're walking through a forest full of beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Diana B
Reviewed January 18, 2019

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 January 16, 2019

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
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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