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Big Game Alaska

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Address: 1 Portage Glacier Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-783-2025

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Puts you Up Close with the Wildlife

It is now known as the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, but does a great job of getting people up close to the animals. The Bears are obviously a huge attraction with both... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2015

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Anchorage, Alaska
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80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandson enjoyed the new born wildlife- nice shop and staff- most wig life viewed in a car drive around with good info

Thank Cocokayak
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148 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

It is now known as the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, but does a great job of getting people up close to the animals. The Bears are obviously a huge attraction with both brown and black bears, and the feeding time is always interesting, although disappointing to see such wild creatures penned up. However, this is a sanctuary for problem or... More 

Thank Leaddog83
Woodward, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Way to see animals in a zoo like setting. Most of the animals have a sad story as to how they arrived at the facility. You can spend as much time or as little as you want as it is self-paced. We killed time waiting for the tunnel to Whittier to open.

1 Thank Mustang2447
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

It was a ok experience, animals were in good shape and easily viewed! Nice gift store with some interesting souvenirs. Had seen all the animals in the wild which is much more exciting. However for some of our older folks or people with handicaps it is a nice alternative!

2 Thank Timmm
Sante Fe
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Oh Yeah! This place rocks!! The animals are close the the fences so you can get photos that look like there isnt a fence. I had fun fooling the folks back home with my close up bear photo.

1 Thank Amber J
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2012

This was a great thing to do in the rain. You can drive around the park and view the animals from the dry car.

1 Thank FunnygirlVA
Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This si where we saw our first Big Game in Alaska. They were seen just as we got on the tram and then from in the air while riding up to the Ski area.

Thank travelingchinadoll
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135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Not real wild about this property. I guess if a person has never seen some of these critters before it might be OK, but definitely not a destination in and of itself, and in my opinion, not worth the cost of admission. Definitely not for the active traveller that enjoys a hands-on experience -- truly for passive visitors only.

1 Thank David G
Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

It's now known as the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and is NOT located in Girdwood, but 10 miles further down the Seward Highway at the mouth of the Portage River valley.  That said, the center is the best place to see up-close-and-personal some of the wildlife tourists hope to see when they visit Alaska.  There's a feel-good atmosphere here, knowing... More 

4 Thank Roadlesstrvled
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

This place is pretty cool. They have raised orphaned animals native to Alaska and have them in large enclosures (basically a small game preserve) to be viewed by the public in a safe-yet-natural setting. Make sure you check the hours of operation (different in summer and winter I believe) You'll want a couple of hours at least to drive and... More 

2 Thank Matt C

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