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“A great detour”

Begich Boggs Visitor Center
Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Girdwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

This small visitor center ended up being a big surprise for us that kept us busy for several hours. The nearby views are nice, with glacier chunks floating by. The exhibit was very entertaining with a really cool glacier movie (that we saw twice). We had fun with the interactive exhibits, especially the sound effect machines.

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Reviewed November 9, 2010

We visited the visitors center and were very impressed by the exhibits and the very helpful staff. I would highly recommend adding it to your itinerary.
We also visited the Portage Glacier Lodge which is lovely. They clam chowder is great and they have homemade fudge.
We didn't have time to do the cruise but heard that it is also very good.

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Reviewed March 17, 2010

The center is not open, but they plow the road so you can drive in a park your car. It's a beautiful drive to the Center, and you'll be all along looking at snow covered mountains from the Center's parking areas.

Thank jjo
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Reviewed July 14, 2008

The Visitors Center at the Portage Glacier is definitely worth a stop. It doesn't cost anything extra and has some fun activities for kids, as well as some informative displays for adults. Once you've ridden the Ptarmigan out to Portage Glacier, you will want to go inside and get warmed up anyway, so a stop at the Visitors Center is definitely a good option!

Thank Sara C
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Reviewed July 9, 2017
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