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Alaska Railroad Depot

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411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is extremely helpful and friendly and there is a delightful gift shop, which naturally specializes in all things train.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PatriciaW80111
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Early morning boarding Denali express. The station was not busy at first, which gave me great go Pro videoing. The gift shop was very interesting with memorabilia as well as the stations history posted everywhere .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Fun to visit while in Anchorage. My wife and I had a wonderful time. Gift shop is a must visit. We didn’t find any good snacks but there was water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cptamp1961
Reviewed January 18, 2019

It is a very fun place to discover. The shop is amazing and if you like trains it a place to get all kinds of neat things.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Staff are great and very helpful. Excellent service. Boarding seamless and baggage handling except for Vancouver very good

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenbarry560
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I rode the Glacier Discovery Train and it was an all day trip. I chose this trip for photography reasons. I rode alone but everyone was extremely friendly. My seat was assigned in the top of the train so the view was amazing. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank 706bonnier
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Arranged our travel aboard the Alaskan RR directly through them for a ride from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Note that the Alaskan RR has many other routes to different locations throughout Alaska, but they are limited based on the time of the year. The late spring...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnbuoy1
Reviewed October 14, 2018

If you plan everything ahead, you will have time for everything. Make sure book a trip ahead then get a coffee and a pastry and enjoy the wait time. It gets super busy and tight but they know what they are doing. There is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amarh725
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Went there to check on train rides to Fairbanks. After September 15, the options becoming very limited. So be sure to plan ahead. There are creative weekend train trips such as the "beer" train and the "wine" train. That could be great fun with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yellow5ds
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent staff, we got straight on the train. Very well organised. An Alaska rail trip should be on everyone’s bucket list. It really is fantastic and we can’t wait to do it again.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pam H
February 1, 2019|
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Response from cluttetcatvincent | Reviewed this property |
From what I saw there isn’t anything nearby at Fairbanks but in Denali I think there are places to eat. I basically was there with group and got pricked up by van. To get back Fairbanks may be able to bus, but not 100% sure
October 7, 2018|
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Response from RickB_SJC | Reviewed this property |
At the Visit Anchorage Log Cabin Visitor Information Center located on the corner of W. 4th St and F St.
Grace C
July 24, 2018|
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Response from 867beverlya | Reviewed this property |
From the depot in Anchorage, you can easily get a cab or an Uber driver. If you want to see more, a rental car is helpful. The Aviator hotel is walking distance from the depot and from a rental car location.