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Alaska Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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great visit

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun place for kids

The zoo is probably better under normal circumstances. We visited when there was a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 24, 2003

The St. Louis Zoo is huge, slick and touristy, so I was pleasantly surprised by the rustic, smaller nature of the Alaska Zoo. The animals are separated by areas of trees and brush; the trails are bordered by low rustic fences. We saw a zoo...More

17  Thank annee907
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

I want to start this review by saying that I have a background in Animal Science with an emphasis on Large Animal care and so I am speaking here as more than just your average zoo visitor. I feel badly because private zoos like this...More

6  Thank rodvilencia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank 448emilial
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kmky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank J3045NXmarch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank candis24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Imhelendt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some animals loved it some were hiding. The polar bear and a brown bear were outside just chilling, offers were crazy as usual and a seal was giving everyone a smooch through the window. Glad that there was a small shop with coffee and not...More

Thank amarh725
Reviewed October 6, 2018

This was an absolutely wonderful way to have downtime in the city. Flowers are beautiful. Walkway easy -

Thank Na H
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Me and my friend went to the zoo to see the native Alaskan animals, the zoo itself is very small in size in comparison with other zoos that we saw in another countries, we felt that it is not organized well and unclean, it was...More

Thank flona98
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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