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Begich Boggs Visitor Center

Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2326
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Excellent location

We did not want to go to Whittier on the way back from Seward to Anchorage to catch a flight. So... read more

Reviewed today
Singapore, Singapore
Informative Exhibits and movie

Stop in while visiting Portage Lake. Don't forget your National Park Passport, to save $5. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2326
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Reviewed today

We did not want to go to Whittier on the way back from Seward to Anchorage to catch a flight. So this was the perfect place to glimpse at the Portage Lake and glacier from far. The scenery is fantastic and its worth spending some...More

Thank Rahul_4319
Reviewed yesterday

Stop in while visiting Portage Lake. Don't forget your National Park Passport, to save $5. The movie and exhibits are worth the $5.

Thank hal4311
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great, informative, fascinating. This center really enriches the experience of visiting Portage Lake.

Thank AboveEarth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This visitor center is very interesting and has many "hands-on" displays and exhibits. Be sure to stay for the 20 minute film. There are several campgrounds and hiking trails in the immediate area. You will want to walk down to the lake.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visitor center is on a Glacier Lake. The theatre showing an informative movie, overlooks the lake and the towering mountains. Nice bathrooms and great exhibits. Very helpful Park Rangers!

Thank Nancy15423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered through this visitor center prior to going through the Tunnel to Whittier. It took about 15 minutes. There are some interesting displays to look at but really not much else for the traveling public.

Thank larrystein2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful informational that explains the Glaciers - you can walk through the center that is family friendly - National Forestry Service people are there to answer questions - great movie presentation thats very good - 20 minutes is a must see ! If you get...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor center itself is a bit of a letdown. The center is clearly designed for bus tourists who haven't researched the area and won't experience any aspect of the Chugach National Forest beyond what the bus driver points out. If you have any knowledge...More

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed 2 May 2017

we arrived by evening when the centre was closed ..But the view from this place towards the glaciers in amazing ..

Thank Vimmy A
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Before hitting your adventure spots. Stop by the VC for information,planning, restrooms, and last minute info update. This place is soooooo cold you should always be prepared including with the right information about the surroundings.

Thank Davin D
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