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Denali Visitor Center

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-9532
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“book store” (27 reviews)
“great displays” (24 reviews)
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to other NP and state centers this one disappointed us. We visited in September and the front entrance was torn up, so access to the bathrooms was challenging, so you had to go through the back entrance and up the stairs and they were...More

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A part of our land travel tour included a two day stop over at the Denali Park area. A day bus tour took us through the National Park, where we witnessed the awesome beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, to include the famous mountain, now called...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is an amazing visitor center and is a must see/do while visiting Denali National Park. Take your time to carefully observe and read all the displays!

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Stop here to get the lay out of the park and plan your adventure with the rangers.... how to best see the mountains ahead and Mt. Denali teasing through the clouds... . spend a few hours before boarding the Alaska express train through the park

1  Thank Judith D. G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This very large and well equipped facility had much to offer. Eatery, gifts, information and all staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Bathroom facilities were clean and well-maintained. Very impressive center.

Thank Tiger-Mouse3
Reviewed 3 October 2017

ANY National Park Visitors Center is a place to not miss! It is full of displays, demonstrations, information, interesting Rangers willing to share their knowledge with you. Always an opportunity to catch a movie introducing you to the Park itself.

Thank Mary136
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Visitor Center was a stop after we completed a tour of the park. The rangers were exceptional, the video helped to answer some of our questions and the gift shop was nice touch. However, I recommend stopping at the Center prior to getting a...More

Thank Pam105
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very large Visitor Center with very helpful rangers. Our family of 7 (children aged 14,12,11,9,5) chose to see the sled dog demonstrations. That was a huge hit with the kids (my wife and I enjoyed it as well). We would strongly encourage you to do...More

Thank Matt_Vernon456
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Amazing park, very knowledgable staff members, lots of information at the visitors centre. Buses to and from town every 10 minutes. Paved walkways to the centre make it easier on some of the elderly visitors.

1  Thank MikaJames
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

A restroom stop affording you a pit stop. There's a sparsely appointed gift shop. Still there are some very nice artwork of Denali and some very beautiful jewelry and carvings.

Thank Franklyn D
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Plunderedtreasure | Reviewed this property |
Isn't this frustrating? Getting information on the McKinley Chalet is very difficult. Even the cruise line we booked our visit with could not tell us anything. I think you will get the most reliable info from the park... More
Mary S
3 July 2016|
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Response from EAWH77 | Reviewed this property |
You can take any of the NPS buses from the Wilderness Access Center (WAC) to whichever stop along the route you would like and enjoy a day hike, assuming you have a ticket as some of the buses sell out. The cost depends on... More