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Alaska Railroad

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411 W 1st Ave, Alaska Railroad Train Depot, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
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First Time on the Winter Train, and We'll Be Back!

How fun was this: a train through snowy Alaska, watching moose, mountains, ravines, and people in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan M
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Crescent City, California
All Aboard

On our recent and first visit to Alaska we thought the train would be a good way to see some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob M
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St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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411 W 1st Ave, Alaska Railroad Train Depot, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How fun was this: a train through snowy Alaska, watching moose, mountains, ravines, and people in warmth and comfort! We had no idea it would be this wonderful. We ate in the dining car twice, and the rest of the time we either ate our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent and first visit to Alaska we thought the train would be a good way to see some of Alaska’s landscape. We flew into Anchorage and took the train to Fairbanks. We were blessed with a clear cloudless day and thrilled with the...More

3  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

A must do trip. The train, employees, passengers were great. The food was great. Do not hesitate to take the trip. We took the train from anchorage to Fairbanks and back

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Sure, it's faster to drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and lots faster to fly, but then you'd miss all the spectacular scenery, great food and good company on the train. I've done the summer train before, and while there isn't as much luxury in winter,...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Four of us travelled by train from Anchorage to Fairbanks in Feb 2018. We arrived at about 7 am (very cold!), picked up our tickets and seat allocations, and checked in the larger suitcases. While we were waiting, a huge pile of Alaska Railroad posters...More

2  Thank alfalfaAustralia
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We took the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks on a Tues - went north and I believe on Wed it goes back south - once/wk in the winter only. There were no cars with the glass ceilings - dome cars in the winter, would have...More

1  Thank CarriePCT
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The winter Alaska Railroad ride is a wonderful thing to do. It goes North on Saturday and South on Sunday, between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The friendly crew are helpful and informative. The sceinery is beautiful and there are plenty of moose to count and try...More

1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

You have a 4 hour train ride through virgin wilderness past the belugas in Cook inlet and the goats of the Chugach mountains and then into the pass to view glaciers and high mountain lakes. You will get a taste of what living in Alaska...More

3  Thank sweeper7
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We took the train from Fairbanks down to Seward with stops at Denali, Talkeetna and Seward, great trip. train employees do a great job, very comfortable ride and we seen lots of Moose and bears. Very inexpensive also and the food was excellent. Will ride...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We did a tour out of Fairbanks up to Denali. The trip up was by van and then back on train to Fairbanks. Though there was a bit of confusion with our seats, the train staff were courteous and anxious to make sure we were...More

1  Thank Kbwhat
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