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  • Address: Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Alaska 99587, USA
  • Admission: Adults: $12.50; Children: $9

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Alaska is known for its wildlife, and at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center you can see an array of native species in one place. You’ll learn the individual stories of each animal and their species in general from knowledgeable staff members. The animals you’ll probably see—and get surprisingly close to—include bears, moose, eagles, reindeer, elk, musk oxen, wood bison, lynx, caribou, Sitka black-tailed deer and porcupine. The center works to rehabilitate the animals and reintroduce them into the wild. In fact, the center is currently working toward reintroducing the once-extinct wood bison through a breeding program. 

Make sure to ask staff for a schedule of events, as there are a number of visitor programs and activities such as taking a stroll with Hershey the reindeer, seeing the moose and ox calves get bottle fed and learning about porcupines with Snickers, the center’s resident porcupine.

Practical Info

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is located at Mile 79 Seward Highway in Girdwood, Alaska. Hours change regularly, and admission costs $12.50 for adults; $9 for children ages 4 to 12, seniors over 65 and active military; and free for children 3 and younger. Vehicles pay a maximum of $35.

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Glaciers and Wildlife - Super Scenic Guided Day Tour from Anchorage, Anchorage, null
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Glaciers and Wildlife - Super Scenic Guided Day Tour from Anchorage

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Small groups discover glaciers and wildlife on one one of the most intriguing road trips you will ever experience. A local expert will narrate on your 8 hour ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.00
Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Tour from Anchorage, Anchorage, Full-day Tours
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Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Tour from Anchorage

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Admire epic scenery and spot Alaskan wildlife on this tour from Anchorage, which takes you along the Seward Highway to the Turnagain Arm and the Alaska ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Guided Winter Wildlife and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Tour, Anchorage, Half-day Tours
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Guided Winter Wildlife and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Tour

A professional tour guide will pick you up and drive you south along the Turnagain Arm, looking for sheep, mountain goats, moose, eagles, and more wildlife ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional Glacier Cruise, ... 
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Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional Glacier Cruise

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On this tour to Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, you’ll travel along the incredibly scenic Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 6-8 Hours

From USD $149.00
Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour, Anchorage, Half-day Tours
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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour

Explore the beautiful Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley with a private and local guide.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $645.00
Turnagain Arm Tour, Anchorage, Nature & Wildlife
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Turnagain Arm Tour

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Spend six hours on a half-day tour of the scenic Turnagain Arm—a narrow branch of the Cook Inlet that's backed by the Chugach Mountains. Drive on America's ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Alaska Wildlife Tour, Anchorage, Nature & Wildlife
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Alaska Wildlife Tour

Experience the highlights of Turnagain Arm on the scenic Seward Parkway! This road is often considered as one of America's most scenic drives, and this 4-hour ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Turnagain Arm Scenic Winter Tour with Aerial Tram Ride, Anchorage, Nature & Wildlife
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Turnagain Arm Scenic Winter Tour with Aerial Tram Ride

Take a fully guided scenic drive down the Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, while learning about the history and landscape of this scenic area!  We will take a ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Glacier Discovery Tour, Anchorage, Day Trips
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Glacier Discovery Tour

Experience Portage Glacier on this tour! This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. ...  Read more

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.00

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