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Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center

605 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2253
+1 907-271-2737
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Free movies

See the 30 min movie about the bears and Katmai! Amazinga Fun staff and a nice center with... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Marcia W
via mobile
It's free, there are good movies, displays and information

The AK Public Land Info Ctr was a great stop. There are some good displays of animals, birds and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Learn about Alaska's wildlife and wilderness through a scavenger hunt for children.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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605 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2253
+1 907-271-2737
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

See the 30 min movie about the bears and Katmai! Amazinga Fun staff and a nice center with interesting displays and great information about Alaskan parklands. Worth the very minor hassle of the metal detector to enter a federal building.

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The AK Public Land Info Ctr was a great stop. There are some good displays of animals, birds and maps. Also some good movies about Alaska. Because it's a federal building, you must go through security...no weapons or knives allowed (including ULU knives-we found out...More

Thank FrequentTraveler696
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This underappreciated center is a great (and free!) alternative to the much larger and comprehensive Anchorage Museum which can feel overwhelming. It is especially good for younger children and anyone who is short on time. The museum section has stuffed animals and birds such as...More

1  Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This NPS supported museum has great displays and a different film about Alaska every 1/2 hour. Great place to relax if it is raining.

1  Thank Keikidoc
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I didn't expect to find such an interesting and informative exhibition at the Public Lands Department, but it was fantastic. Great displays, great video prsentations of the earthquake and other events central to Alaska's history - a place you must visit to get up to...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Diagonally across from the visitor center in Anchorage. Inside the federal building so you must be screened. But don't let that stop you. Good informational displays. Most of the major Alaskan animals are there as well. Two excellent films we saw. One is about the...More

Thank wayne m
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Besides having to go thru a metal detector (think someone will blow up the stuffed bear?) The ranger (?) don't know his official title... standing behind the map gave the most interesting talk about the history of the tribes, the oil pipe line and his...More

Thank connnie b
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The displays and information conveyed about Alaska are broad ranging. You see exhibits regarding the original inhabitants and their crafts, as well as the wildlife and history of Alaska. In addition, there are several short documentary-style films also wide-ranging in theme. Most were very informative....More

Thank Zacass
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I had a hard time finding the listing for his place. It's close to the city visitors center so it was a little confusing but it's a federal visitors center so I could stamp my book. We visited on the weekend and enjoyed talking to...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a great place to visit at the start of your trip. They have displays of the various wildlife you are likely to see and information for where to camp. Ask about a state park annual pass, it may save you a lot of...More

Thank HonestCountryCouple
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21 August 2017|
Response from girltraveler85 | Reviewed this property |
Probably dark and cold. I would not recommend as the best time to go.