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Address: Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
Phone Number: +1 800-544-0552
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Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's...

Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's most popular destinations: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Seward, Whittier and the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Daily summer departures and our knowledgeable Alaskan reservationists make it easy to plan everything from day trips to multi-day Alaska vacations including excursions and accommodations -- all using the Alaska Railroad to traverse this great land. Choose from two classes of passenger service: comfortable Adventure Class seating offering large picture windows, or premium GoldStar Service featuring glass-dome ceilings, all-inclusive dining and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform. Come see why our authentic Alaskan hospitality and incredible scenery draws thousands of passengers yearly!

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Okay, so a 12-hour train ride is a bit long, the train goes really slowly, and the prices for food and beverage are crazy. All that said. I am glad I took the trip. I was able... read more

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Okay, so a 12-hour train ride is a bit long, the train goes really slowly, and the prices for food and beverage are crazy. All that said. I am glad I took the trip. I was able to nap at will, and when I was awake I saw some amazing scenery, even though visibility for places like Denali pretty much... More 

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GA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the dome top rail trip from Denali to Anchorage on the McKinley Explorer through Alaska Tours and Travel that informed us that even through the trip was cancelled because of a rick slide that no refund from the railroad was forthcoming. The tour company did provide us will a small refund despite the failure of the railroad to... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This ride took us from the land portion of a cruise from Denali to Anchorage. The weather was relatively clear, and the domed cars were spacious and a superb treat for someone used to traveling by air. If you like to photograph scenery, you are in for a special treat. We were in the last car, and in great circumstances... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the gold tickets to Seaward from Achorage which meant we sat in an awesome glass ceiling car and had mimosas. Breakfast was included and it was traditional eggs etc. The scenery was gorgeous. We didn't see any animals but it was September and it was all so lovely. We were perfectly happy. The railway transferred our luggage directly... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just awe inspiring! This train excursion was included in our land package through Princess Cruises. The train took us eight hours north to Denali from Whittier Alaska. It traveled through stunning landscapes. The observation car was comfortable and food is available in the dining car. Our host and hostess, Dillon and Kiki, made the trip entertaining and educational. From the... More 

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As part of our pre-cruise excursion, we took the train to Seward, sitting in a dining car for 4 hours! The food was adequate but expensive, so the meal package would have been a better deal. I enjoyed the scenery and would love to spend more time in this area.

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Strathbogie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Over a period of about 10 days ..we did the lot. Fairbanks to Denali....3 night stay. Denali to Anchorage...3 night stay. Anchorage to Seward..2 night stay .Seward to Girdwood..one night stay. Girdwood back to Anchorage. We can only describe this experience as "the best"....near 100% perfection in most ways. Comfort, food, speed of travel, the sights, photographic opportunities, friendliness of... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a northbound Princess Cruise this summer, we docked in Whittier and were promptly shuttled to Anchorage. After a quick overnight we began our journey north to Fairbanks on the Alaska Railroad. It's a great train with good food, pleasant company, and unique views. Many stop in Denali, which I highly recommend. All in all, it is a very comfortable... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did Anchorage to Talkeetna - stayed 2 nights. Hopped back on Talkeetna to Denali - stayed 2 nights. THEN 8 glorious hours back to Anchorage. First leg we had breakfast on board and it was delicious!!! Great egg burrito with reindeer sausage. The last long leg we had lunch with great chili and sandwiches. All the guides we had... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never been on a passenger train before so I was not sure what to expect. This experience was above and beyond what I thought it would be. The gold star is the best way to go. 2 free drinks with your ticket and meals are included plus your own shared (with other gold star passengers) glass ceiling car.... More 

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