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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Tours & Tickets

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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting the Alaska Zoo, which was nice, it was good to see the local wildlife in large open compounds, especially the bears. We watched the bears for quite a while and these natural clowns were very entertaining. Sometimes the animals came close to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hendersonvillelady
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our silly bears! We are sorry you were not comfortable with the crowds - the summer is our busiest season and we see many tour buses each day. We hope you'll...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove by the center on our roadtrip and spontaneously decided to visit as we drove by. It’s great for up close wildlife watching. Unfortunately during our visit the center was filled with cruise ship busses and a huge crowd. Would recommend to come back...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank supernova74
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you stopped by and enjoyed seeing our wildlife. The summer is definitely our busiest season and we hope you can come see us again during a slower time of year. Thanks again and we...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The moose looked kinda sad. We should have gone here first before Denali park. Loved the Alaskan wolf pen. Good looking Animals. I was not aware the could be white. I have only seen grey and brown wolves before this

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robert R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed our visit to the conservation center. The variety of animals to view did not disappoint. The setting is perfect! I loved that you are able to observe up close - that could have been a little luck too. Also nice learning center. Though...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tbazzle
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife and hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with friends while on an Alaskan cruise tour. This attraction is very nice with numerous wildlife species. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend visiting this place.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jmacch
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you and your wife enjoyed seeing our wildlife and hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had travelled for 11 days from Kenai to Fairbanks to Anchorage without seeing any animals apart from goats and sheep in the very far distance and a bald eagle in Ketchikan. So it was rewarding to be able to get very close to some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JackAuckland
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Jack, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're sorry you weren't able to see many animals in the wild but are glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife! We hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here en route from Seward to Anchorage. There’s quite a few animals here including brown and black bears. It’s fairly spread out so there’s quite a bit of walking. We were only just starting our trip in Alaska and were travelling all over...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Jeannie, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're sorry you didn't see many animals in the wild but are glad you enjoyed seeing our wildlife. We hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Layout of the center was not the best for visitors and required a lot of walking between animal enclosures but truthfully visitors are second to caring for the animals.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kjz5
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for your review. We're sorry you did not enjoy your visit and that you felt it was too much walking. Please note that guests can walk or drive, depending on what they are more comfortable with. If you have any other feedback,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and seeing the wildlife especially since we didn't see much wildlife in our visit to Alaska. We enjoyed seeing the musk ox. We were there at bear feeding time and got a good view of the bears....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Murfie
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our muskox, bears and other wildlife! We hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour here on a recent trip and would have been there much longer had the weather cooperated. The Musk Oxen and bears are amazing but the other animals are also very interesting and are kept in huge enclosures where they can enjoy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dianne T
PeteC1719, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Dianne, thank you for visiting and for your review. We're glad you enjoyed seeing our bears, muskox, and other wildlife and hope you'll tell your friends and family about your positive experience with us. See you next time! Best, Pete

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349Tainah
19 August 2019|
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Response from 907robin | Property representative |
Our daily animal programs are as follows: Programs Time Location Birds Words 9:30 am Behind the Gift Store Bear Necessities 11:30 am BEARS Boardwalk Porcupine Chat 12:30 pm In front/behind Gift Shop Say “Hi” to... More
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Litl V
1 August 2019|
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Response from PeteC1719 | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your question - By rental car or by tour bus are the only ways to get to the AWCC, as walking from the Portage Train Station is not recommended. We hope this information is helpful. Best, Pete
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Scootergirl2013
13 June 2019|
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Response from PeteC1719 | Property representative |
Hi Preston, great question. We have a gravel road that loops around the AWCC. It can be uneven in places so, if possible, I'd suggest driving and then pulling over at the areas where you'd like to take a closer look. Hope... More
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