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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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Great for Birders

In the summer this place is teeming with birds of all sorts! I love the boardwalks that go over the marsh and the blinds for bird viewing. It is great for all outdoors lovers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Crystal L
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the summer this place is teeming with birds of all sorts! I love the boardwalks that go over the marsh and the blinds for bird viewing. It is great for all outdoors lovers including those of limited mobility.

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Thank Crystal L
Rapid City, South Dakota
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46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to stretch our legs and stayed over an hour. Saw bald eagles and many other birds. really a nice walkway too.

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Thank Kay L
Anchorage, Alaska
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85 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to here often and its a great place to watch birds or just enjoy a great view of the mountains. Bring a jacket because it could be chilly even during summer time.

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Thank Jay_Hoeft
Anchorage, Alaska
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280 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Depending on the time of year, you can see birds, fish and sometimes even wildlife. Nice boardwalk to mousy on and enjoy the scenery. Tends to be windy from the coast.

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Perth, Western Australia
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614 reviews
279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary is worth a casual stroll along the board walk, very peaceful looking at the waterbirds. There were no moose when we did the walk, which was a pity. Take your camera as you can get some lovely photos.

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llovealasa2
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always enjoy stopping and walking along the boardwalks at the nature preserve. It's a great place to see the sunset in the winter. Of course there's not much bird activity during the winter until the summer. But it's a nice place to walk and be outside even if it was windy! The boardwalks have illustrated displays along the way... More 

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Thank lovealaska2
Evansdale, Iowa
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28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I'm not sure myself why but I love this place. Have stopped here on previous Alaska vacations and it's a place I will stop at over and over. To start with, it is just plane pretty. At different times, we have seen moose, bald eagles, spawning salmon, and a multitude of other birds and small animals while visiting there. For... More 

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Thank jamesla2015
Anchorage, Alaska
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59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Bird Sanctuary has an awesome boardwalk system that is 100% ADA and wheelchair accessible. The boardwalk is a nice level ans smooth walk, and it winds out into the Potter Marsh, with lots of seasonal bird watching and even salmon returning to spawn in the local stream. Total length is about 1/2 mile, but it is in a couple... More 

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Georgia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not too many birds here but it is beautiful with the Turnagain Arm right behind you and the Chugach National Park on the other.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

On the way to Seward, just as you leave Anchorage, this is a wonderful place to stop and walk the boardwalks. Depending on the time of year you go there are tons of birds, even if most have flown on for the winter, still stop and see it, it is a wonderful walk. There is a telescope that you can... More 

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