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Alaska Zoo

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Address: 4731 O'Malley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
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+1 907-346-2133
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Small woodsy zoo with lots of local animals

The Alaska Zoo can be seen in just a few hours, but is worth a trip for the local animals. See polar bears, seals, moose, wolves, porcupine, eagles, musk ox, etc up close. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Hampton, Ill.
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice time. Most of the animals out. Just a nice walk. Zoo very well kept. The polar bear was just amazing. Never seen one before. Recommend this zoo.so happy it was open in the winter.

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Yass, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting to see the animals close up and to read the information about them. Some of them we had not seen anywhere else. I also appreciated the fact that many of these animals have been rescued and now have a safe place to be. However, the enclosures left a lot to be desired. I felt I had gone... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on our last day in Alaska since the zoo was close to our RV return location. The exhibits are well done - best features are the variety of animals and the plaques explaining each animal's situation. It is wonderful knowing that some of these animals who could never live in the wild again have a secure a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Alaska Zoo can be seen in just a few hours, but is worth a trip for the local animals. See polar bears, seals, moose, wolves, porcupine, eagles, musk ox, etc up close. The exhibits are set along paths in the woods. It's a completely different experience than a big crowded zoo like in San Diego (albeit with much less... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Children love going here to see and learn about animals. Probably great place for tourists to learn about animals in Alaska, where some can be rarely seen nor able to take photos of.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I'm a big fan of zoos. I visit them wherever I go. It's been a long time since I've been to this zoo, so when we went recently, it was larger and better than I had remembered. It's a nice, enjoyable walk, lots of animals to see, and a great way to spend a couple of hours outside. I'm always... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

In the summer, this is an awesome place to bring young kids. It has a wide range of 'Alaskan' animals, including moose, musk ox, and polar bears. Because of the climate, it's limited on certain animals (no elephants). Parking is convenient, friendly staff.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Lots of different animals, birds, etc. But sadly, no elephants. Wolves are very vocal with you when you make wolf sounds

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

In all fairness, I might have given this attraction a 5 if it wasn't for the intense heat that day. Yes, intense heat in Alaska!!! The animals are all kept in large, realistic habitats. Therefore, there's a lot of walking through very confusing paths. The one thing that upset me was the lack of shade or water features for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Small little zoo. But they do have fair species or animals on exhibit. If you have seen the wildlife in Alaksa, I think you can give this a miss. The reason we drop by because we didn't came across any wild moose in Fairbanks or Anchorage. But the moose displayed here is pathetic.

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