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Alaska Railroad

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Address: 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
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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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Train ride to Denali was great

we took a family trip to Denali, had a great time and since almost last train for season all kinds of sales or deals were found on things.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

we took a family trip to Denali, had a great time and since almost last train for season all kinds of sales or deals were found on things.

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PORTLAND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is not necessarily a tour company. It's the Alaska state railroad. However, in both directions on our trip (Anchorage-Fairbanks and return) the staff and crew catered to us as tourists with informative announcements over the speakers in the train. We slowed to a stop a number of times to accommodate wildlife viewing and photography opportunities for the passengers. Everybody... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train from Fairbanks to Anchorage and it was spectacular. Don't miss this; the views are some of the best we have seen in the world. Bring your own food and drink; you can buy whatever you want on the train but it is limited. They only accept credit/debit-no cash. Bring a small blanket/pillow. Seats are comfy. It's... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alaska Railroad is amazing. It takes you to areas you aren't going to see from a car. The trip from Anchorage to Seward was beautiful. We were in Adventure class but did have a domed car to sit in. We saw 3 eagles and a moose as well as a herd of Dall Sheep with babies. We took the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Aurora Winter Train from Anchorage to Talkeetna for Christmas and had an amazing time. The 3-hour rail trip was fantastic . . . magnificent scenery, lots of moose and great service on board. Highly recommend a winter excursion.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to get through Alaska. My trek from Anchorage to Talkeetna will never be forgotten. The cars are large and roomy, the seats are comfortable, the service impeccable, the scenery beautiful, and the photo opportunities unlike anything I expected. It is well worth the money to take a step back and experience travel the way it used... More 

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Prague, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience- staff were amazing- very friendly and helpful. Scenery was gorgeous! Saw barely a glimpse of the northern lights. Enjoyed the flag stops to see the locals. Staff was very informative of the locations and history of the train. Weather was nice- cold but tolerable for November. Food and drinks were good.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great five hour train ride from Talketna to Danali. Great food, scenery, and a wonderful guide. The train slowed down at particular spots so we could have a better view. Seeing Mt. McKinley from the train was a highlight!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our complete experience with the Alaska Railroad was very pleasant. We went from Anchorage to Seward to board our cruise. Upon arrival to the depot they took our luggage and tagged it, so it could be delivered to the cruise directly. Then we checked in, all showed our id's and got our official tickets. At the depot they have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We took the 12 long train ride up to Fairbanks for the weekend to see the northern lights, ice sculpture contest, North Pole and Chena Hot Springs. Loved the ride up. They have a food cabin that had basic sandwiches, snacks and drinks. You can go between the cars and take pictures out without and obstructions. You go right through... More 

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