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Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 605 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2253
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+1 907-271-2737

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If you come to Anchorage and don't visit this place, you have MISSED OUT! Seriously, this place is AMAZING! You'll have to go through metal-detector security at the entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you come to Anchorage and don't visit this place, you have MISSED OUT! Seriously, this place is AMAZING! You'll have to go through metal-detector security at the entrance (this is a federal building) but that is very easy. Inside, you could literally spend HOURS here and enjoy every minute. It's perfect for kids and adults. They have excellent exhibits,... More 

Thank Daniel S
Thames, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Once you got through security the information centre is all is says- a wealth of information about the country. They present short films about different aspects of the history and geography of Anchorage and Alaska-you can request a film from the list. The building is right in the centre of the town opposite the information centre

Thank dawnmcsea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

to find the geocache inside. We passed through security in a friendly manner and were welcomed to the centre. Inside we had to search out the cache. We diid get a little help though! Along the way we took in all the very interesting displays. If we were on a longer visit to AK we would certainly come here for... More 

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Prague, Oklahoma
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Museum was closed on Monday but they allowed us the use the restroom while we souvenir shopped. We saw the free movies on Tuesday in a nice theater. The gift was had a lot to offer and stamped my NPS passport.

Thank rtainpeah
Upper Hutt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We only had a couple of hours in Anchorage so we decided to visit this small museum and there was heaps more here than we thought. Plus there is a 20 minute video, that's well worth staying for. Donations only - no fee. PLUS there's a great Hot Dog stand outside - the best in Alaska.

Thank maureen55
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Free entry , but its a government building so very security minded , however once in side there are lots to see , they have view cams on the river so you can see Bears feeding off the salmon, there are various videos that run in the small theatre, the staff are very informative and friendly, there are also some... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Located downtown and across the street from the visitor center. Outstanding collection and display of Alaska wildlife and small gift shop. Also don't miss the theater with many films of native life etc, etc.. This is an outstanding wildlife display which one would expect in a major museum. It is operated, apparently, by the U.S. Government and access is strictly... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We spent the afternoon at the Public Lands information center. Videos on wildlife and the earthquake, wildlife displays, and talking with the staff. Well worth the visit.

Thank Don L
Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

A bit of a pain to get it, since its a government building its like going thru TSA , empty pockets,ect metal detector. They have many worthwhile displays, some souveiners and they have films of the old Gold Rush days which are most informative, worth the time and free.

Thank geom2525
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great little exhibition. Funny security guards made the procedure less daunting and the staff members were so helpful and friendly. Movies were great and there were plenty free recourses. Plus a hot dog stand right outside!

Thank zonkypuff

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