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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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On a mission.....

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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461 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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146 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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270 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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 

Thank cnomis
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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

Thank 04DougW
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153 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This building is centrally located in downtown Anchorage , across from the Anchorage visitor center and behind the cruise ship reception center. Ironically, because it is a "federal building" with other government offices, you have to go through a metal detector. Don't let that deter you, though. I found everyone in here (from the national park rangers to the security... More 

Thank RobInSanDiego
London, Canada
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93 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is located in the downtown Federal Building with some very gung-ho security to get through at the door. Just like an airport scan..... Once past that, the staff inside are quite willing tio answer any questions. There is a small; theatre that runs a movie about the big earthquake which was helpful to understand how massive that was to... More 

Thank FirsTimer1

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