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Wilderness Access Center

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Address: Mile 0.75 Park Road, Denali National Park, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 907-683-9274

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A very informational public center

I've been to numerous wildlife/state park information centers ,but this had to be one of best ! from the design ,to the layout,the history of the territory,and the pride the park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
robert k
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been to numerous wildlife/state park information centers ,but this had to be one of best ! from the design ,to the layout,the history of the territory,and the pride the park personal have in this center

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The WAC, the starting point for trips into the park and where one comes to confirm/ make shuttle reservations. We found the staff to be knowledgable and super organised in dealing with the many, many people who enter Denali each day. The Dispatcher, in particular, calmly and efficiently worked to ensure everyone was lined up ready to board the correct... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It is the starting point of a wonderful day and a nice place to visit even if you don't go any farther into the park. I just wish some of the worker's had been able to answer a few more questions we had about getting off the shuttle to see Wonder Lake. Apparently not all the workers have gone way... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited the WAC as we prepared to enter Denali. The tickets for our shuttle bus along the park road were able to be picked up here, and then we met at the same location the next morning to get onto the bus itself. In addition to ticket pickup and bus stop, there is also an information desk with park... More 

Thank SnowyShasta
Weston, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I was at the WAC on Thursday, September 1th at 10:30. The young woman at the information center desk was flirting with a young tourist when we arrived. We wanted to buy tickets for the shuttles into the park. The WAC wasn't busy at all and she was in no hurry to help. After 10 minutes of me waiting for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Whilst staying in Denali I booked a Wilderness Tour with this firm, whilst the driver Tom was very passionate and knowledgeable on the surroundings he was either having a bad day or just in the wrong job!!!!!!!! Pick up at hotel 7.15am was very prompt and the day was designed to show you the wilderness which to most of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We found in all the centres in Denali Park the staff to be incredibly helpful especially with the huge number of people going through there every day. We were able to find great walks off the main tracks which were well sign posted and maintained. The park centres will close next week so some people may expect the staff to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This great experience started with Rudy, one of the customer service reps whom I was lucky enough to reach when planning my visit into the park. Thanks to his guidance and efforts, my husband and I were successfully able to book an early morning bus excursion to Wonder Lake just a few weeks before our trip. He is a fine... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lots of tour buses stop through here and you can use the topographical map and rangers to guide your visit. There is a 2 mile walk back to the hotel (Princess Denali Hotel) and restaurants that follows the highway. Ask for the roadside trail. it curves to the river and you can see some great sites there. Watch out for... More 

Thank mcnoodle69
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had to go to WAC as we had our Eielson Tour from WILDERNESS Access Center - the tour was great, but let me focus on my experience at WAC. I found the staff very rude and uninformed ... The lady was clueless and must have sworn to not help, she had her set answers and wasn't ready to even... More 

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