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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

#1 of 38 things to do in Girdwood Features Animals
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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-783-2025
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Reviewed yesterday

This is such a great place to get to see some wildlife without breaking the bank. The area is clean and well-kept. The animals are always a pleasure to see. Make sure to stop by and see the bears! They will ham it up for...More

Thank RDWNG1
Reviewed yesterday

Our driver suggested this stop so that we would see Alaska wildlife up close. This is a rescue facility so they have all types of native beasts like moose, musk ox and bears. The eagles and giant Ravens in AK are also floating above. Large...More

Thank DDBlonde772
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was raining and although there is a good and drink available there is no where to sit inside. It was ok, but not too much to see.

Thank bennybear
Reviewed yesterday

The weather was great during my visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. You have ability to walk or drive through the conservation park. I saw reindeers, the black bears, muskox, eagle, and deers.

Thank Adrienne W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I believe in what they are doing here. The conservation effort here is a good thing. It's a good way to see the wildlife that Alaska has to offer. It did have a kinda zoo like feel but other than that....it's a cool place

Thank ScottC4400
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome place for all ages get up close to all kinds of animals!!! They have feeding times also that you can see

Thank kathy w
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a nice visit here. We were lucky enough to catch all the animals out and active. I really liked the view from the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage site boardwalk. We were able to get some good bald eagle pictures at the end...More

Thank Keabu
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic opportunity to see the Alaskan Wildlife especially if you are unable to see them in the wilds. The Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre is a well attended refuge for needy precious Wildlife in lovely rural setting.

Thank Trollydolly523363
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bus ride from Seward to Anchorage was broken up with a nice stop at Wildlife Conservation Center, where we saw all the wild life we didn't see on our cruise. Worth an hour stop.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

No visit to Alaska is complete without seeing moose, elk, and bears, but you may not see them in the open. A good substitute is to visit the conservation center. Animals there have been rescued, but cannot be returned to their natural habitat after rehabilitation....More

Thank Like2wander
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Hi we are looking to take the bus that stops at this when our cruise finishes can you please let me know what one you took so we can get this one also ... thanks heaps Tabitha
24 June 2017|
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Response from Ted D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Tabatha, but the bus we took was chartered and part of the overall tour package we bought for the end of our cruise.
Thanks for your review. I have a question - we are only in Anchorage for a day and this is one of the things we'd like to see; however, all tours seem to be pairing with something else... without a car is there a way to ONLY visit this without the larger tour which would incorporate time at another site?
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 -
I wondered if anyone could tell me if the "behind the scenes" tour is worth the $100 per person . It seems a bit pricey and I'm not sure if it is that much more enjoyable than what just the general admission includes. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
24 May 2017|
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Response from 907robin | Property representative |
Our Behind the Scenes tour offers exclusive feedings with a few animals, a guided and private tour with one of our animal care staff, as well as entry with one of our porcupines. There is more information on our website, and... More