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Alaska Zoo

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Address: 4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
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If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll...

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.

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Great for kids!! All seemed very natural.

Good way to spend 2-3 hours. Had two kids (6 & 7) with us and they loved the various animals that were here. Many animals were natice animals to Alaska, like foxes, deer, cariboo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Peggy M
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Stoddard, Wisconsin
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Stoddard, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good way to spend 2-3 hours. Had two kids (6 & 7) with us and they loved the various animals that were here. Many animals were natice animals to Alaska, like foxes, deer, cariboo, moose, porcupines, and polar bears. there were of course some not as native, like camels, but the kids loved it and they had activities posted when... More 

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Wellington, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, you can get there with a free hourly shuttle from the Anchorage tourism office. The entrance fee was a bit much for me, but if you plan to stay longer than we did, it is worth the money. I went with a stroller and had some difficulty at some places but overall manageable. They do warn you... More 

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Valdez, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost all of the animals are indigenous to Alaska. Great place to let the kids visit. The cost is a little expensive, but no more than other zoos - it is not cheap to feed animals and care for them I would imagine. Still with as much fun as our little boy had seeing all the animals, the price was... More 

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for supporting the Alaska Zoo with your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that your little boy had a great time, please come back to visit us soon. We are building a new playground! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very unique zoo where the animals and wildlife are close to their natural habitat as possible with spacious areas to navigate around. It is close to Anchorage with free shuttle and reasonably priced.

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for supporting the Alaska Zoo with your visit and for taking the time to write a review. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Anchorage Zoo is small and family friendly. We enjoy taking our Grandson's every summer. Last year we were delighted to see a baby seal just born the day we visited. The Alaskan wildlife is always a top viewing stop too! There is a lovely exhibit for the Siberian Tigers. For a snack or lunch there is a nice cafe... More 

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J M, Public Relations Manager at Alaska Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for supporting the Alaska Zoo with your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your kind words about the Alaska Zoo. Be sure to visit our website to keep up to date on all the "happenings" and to see our "live polar bear web cam". More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Alaska Zoo in a heavy rainy day. We took a free shuttle bus from and to the zoo from Anchorage downtown Visitor Center. Travel time about 30 minutes each way. We loved to see the polar bear, brown bears and black bears in the zoo since we couldn't see them in wilderness during our trip in Alaska. Tiger,... More 

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Thank you for supporting the Alaska Zoo with your visit and for taking the time to write a review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wife and I were driving by and thought it would be interesting to see what the Alaska Zoo had to offer. They had so much more than we anticipated! There were bears and moose, musk ox and camels, all sorts of great exhibits! The highlight was probably the wolves... when we came by they started howling...and howled and howled,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We purchased the behind the scenes tour for $28, which included the admission of $12 per person. Marie our zoo volunteer was amazing. We were only 4 feet from the tigers and wolves, well, and a fence. She shared all the animals names, where they came from and the stories behind the zoo. All the money goes to the care... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this relatively small zoo that was easy to navigate, with a surprisingly wide array of animals in very nice habitats. Thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend the stop if you have a couple of hours.

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took our granddaughter from Oregon to see the animals. When she comes to Alaska she asks to check out the new animals. It was a positive experience.

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