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Alaska Railroad

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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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I hesitate to make this review, it will probably make it harder to get reservations This the greatest convenience I've found in Alaska. My wife and I boarded the train .in... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I hesitate to make this review, it will probably make it harder to get reservations This the greatest convenience I've found in Alaska. My wife and I boarded the train .in Anchorage and enjoyed a relaxing train ride while enjoying incredible sights along the route. After passing miles of backed-up traffic we arrived at the gate of the fair. No... More 

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Philadelphia, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an awesome train ride - the glass top is incredible to see the sights. So very comfortable and the staff is very entertaining. Seat service for drinks and deserts. Used the bottom car for breakfast and lunch. You can get there faster by coach or car but I promise you will have fun on the train - especially with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'll be surprised at the beauty!! No the tracks do not run directly along side the road, so you'll see and experience some of the most spectacular sights, from wild life to scenery. The ride is comfortable, easy viewing from all the seats. Informational, the young people working the line are informed about the state and they do share that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never been on a real train before, and Alaska Railroad did not disappoint at all. It was amazing the whole way. The sights and views were epic. The narrator (Emma) helped to give you a sense of history and how the land got to be the way it is. The food was good, but the service was excellent. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived here 31 years and never tire of the train trip. Spectacular scenery, service beyond compare and come on, it's ALASKA!!!!! Come see what few are able to! You would do yourself a disservice if you come all this way and not take this adventure!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this easy train ride from Talkeetna. The staff were friendly and helpful. In addition, the engineers were extremely attentive to passengers and went the extra mile to make it a good experience by pointing out wildlife, etc.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Smooth and on time departure. The high school trained guides are enthusiastic and motivated. The historical diatribe is fun to follow.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Super fun way to see the Alaskan wilderness! Train is clean and employees are very friendly and accommodating. Plenty of room in the seats and you're able to move around the car. We took the round trip which included breakfast and dinner.Both meals were very good. Also has a well stocked bar. We saw many of animals and glaciers and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The upper-level viewing deck is my favorite part. My daughter loved hanging out on the deck, with the wind in her face, looking out over the landscape and watching for moose. The bartender was very accommodating to her and of course she loved the little tray to put her drink on. GoldStar service includes adults beverages for me! We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Alaskan Railway is a must if you are visiting Alaska. Scenes you can only see from the railroad are fantastic. Seas, inland waterways, snow topped mountains, glaciers plus much more. The rail staff all are guides who talk you through the history of Alaska and the Alaskan people. The wildlife you see along the route is sourced by the... More 

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