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Review of McKinley Explorer

McKinley Explorer
Ranked #15 of 99 things to do in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A scenic railroad spanning 356 miles, from Fairbanks to Anchorage.
Reviewed July 5, 2009

The McKinley Explorer train from Anchorage to Fairbanks is wonderful. The seats were comfortable with lots of leg room and the view from the domed windows incredible. The "gift shop" was really tiny but I did manage to buy a couple of things.
Meals - had one of each on while traveling. Breakfast and lunch were good but dinner was Excellent. For some reason dining is just more fun on a train. And the good news is that the food was no more expensive than any other restaurant in Alaska.

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Reviewed February 23, 2002

I would just like to put out a word of advice as an Alaskan to all those who may enjoy the summer here and wonder what exactly to do next...We have no big cities, really, and no main attractions the beauty lies a bit more subtly in everything. So here is my advice to anyone wanting to take an alaskan adventure. The train is a wonderful thing whether you take the mckinley explorer or princess or the great old alaskan railroad. I took it last year for the first time after having spent several summers and just as many winters in the great state of Alaska. It was absolutly breathtaking. The views were gorgeous the stay in denali was both exciting and accomodating. My husband and I enjoyed everything we did. And that was well being pregnant. :) The best place to stay in denali is undoubtedly the denali river cabins. They give you the wilderness feel while still being civilized. And the road house cafe is an excellent source for dinner. There are all sorts of things to help you while away the time like river rafting kayaking horse back riding the big motorized river boats, (i forgot the name) and of course the denali wildlife tour through the park. Anyway to wrap this up i hope if you come here during the summer i hope you find our great state, and excellent source for both fun and adventure.

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Reviewed September 21, 2015
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Reviewed August 7, 2015
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