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Alaska Zoo

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Address: 4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
Phone Number: 907 346 2133
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 zoo, almost a national park

It does not look much at the fist glance but it turns out to be one of the best zoos ever. In fact, half a way between a zoo and a national park. We planned to be there for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Milan, Italy
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The zoo is not beautiful, but there are cool animals. Very few options for lunch. I guess driving an hour to Alaska Conservation Center is a much better option!!!!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It does not look much at the fist glance but it turns out to be one of the best zoos ever. In fact, half a way between a zoo and a national park. We planned to be there for a couple of hours and stayed three. Just one piece of advice: do not put your money in the Souvenir Photo... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the zoo while in anchorage. Was a good visit.Saw animals we missed during the Tundra Wilderness tour at Denali! Although drizzling most of the animals were up and about!

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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to the zoo in a rainy day, was a great low impact, informative and interesting visit. Most of the exhibits are open, some of them are not in the best shape, yet they are not bad state. Food choices at the cafeteria are ok, not great, but essentially good. In general was a good visit, the animals looked... More 

Thank Ulises P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in North Carolina and we have a great zoo that I have found hard for others to live up to. The Alaska Zoo was not the NC Zoo but it was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The Brown Bear exhibit was my favorite.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What I love about this zoo, is you feel you are walking in a forest. It is all on trails, and the animals are mostly injured who would not survive in the wild. It is a must for families viisitng anchorage. It is a beautiful place.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went and visited the zoo. It's a very exciting feel for seeing anything from a Bengal tiger to a brown bear. It's worth checking out if you are in town. We chose this particular excursion because we have young child (a 4 year old). Yes, the zoo is small, but the grounds are spectacular and well kept. The animals are... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kind of sped through this one, but I'm glad we came. The animals are all well fed, don't look sad and malnourished. A great opportunity to see brown bears, leopards, wolves, and birds. Lots of families and kids. There's a petting zoo we didn't get to see, I'm sure it's fun as well. Coffee and gift store on site.

Thank Monique H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since today was our last day in Alaska we decided to visit the Alaska Zoo. It was a good day 64 degrees. We arrived at the zoo around 11 am. Admission was reasonably priced. There were many animals to visit. We were a little confused by the map and missed some animals so had to back track to go see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to spend 2-3 hours. The environment is beautiful. Lush wilderness setting and the animals are beautiful

Thank Diana L

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