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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2025
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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. We have been able to provide care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop. Please visit our website for more information on how you can help us make a difference.
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  • Average7%
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“bison” (418 reviews)
“musk ox” (243 reviews)
“brown bears” (139 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2025
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Reviewed yesterday

You can park and walk from animal to animal or you can observe the animals from the warm comfort of your vehicle. Most are close enough to the road to see clearly, unilke out in the vast Alaska wilderness where you may never see them....More

Thank moofcdt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing I recommend it The wildlife is out in the open with Plenty of space to roam in. I highly recommend it.

Thank Fly-DAL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in late Oct and had a wonderful time seeing the animals, learning about their nuances, and helping support relief/rescue efforts.

Thank tas3psu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You probably won’t spend too much time here. Great 30-50 min stop on the way to/from Seward with great views of mountains and wildlife, such as bears, deer and mouse.

Thank Mixxow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love being able to take out of state relatives to see native Alaskan wildlife. Although there is an abundance of wildlife in Alaska, it's not always available to view when one wants to see them. Love the bears and the porcupine.

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off at the Conservation centre as part of our transfer from Anchorage to Whittier Bay on our way to pick up our cruise ship. Having spent the week working our way down from Fairbanks as part of the tour, and seeing much of...More

Thank GJH6169
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stumbled on this place while driving back from Soldotna. We loved this place. You can drive through seeing all of the animals or you can get out and walk around. The animals seem content and well taken care of. The seemed...More

Thank Victor N M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THE best part of our trip to Anchorage. Only about an hour drive from the city. Only $15 per person and we spent all day here! We got there when they first opened and they have a board at the gift shop that lists the...More

Thank chelseabird2013
907robin, Manager at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much chelseabird2013 for the wonderful review! Sorry about the confusion about the Moose Encounter and thank you for understanding. We hope to see you again sometime in the summer for that experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on a wet day to see some animals (such as brown bears) that are very hard to see in the wild. The only animal I thought was not in a free range situation was the lynx which I was sorry about. You...More

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us by several folks. Easy stop between Seward and Anchorage. Growing and changing exhibits. Very interesting. Worth stopping in for a visit.

Thank Laurie B
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Dessie K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, No need for reservation or to pre-book tickets. You pay at the gate (it's like a park entrance fee booth). Try to go earlier as from noon on the park is full of tour buses from the cruise ships. Dessie
24 June 2017|
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Response from vhusbands | Reviewed this property |
We used Seward Bus Lines. They stopped here and one other place. Pricing was pretty reasonable, they are on the internet.
26 May 2017|
Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Yes - you have to use a car it's about 35 miles down there - what day are you going to be here - I might be able to help - we are work kampers in Anchorage - and from Florida as well - need a way to get ahold of you -