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Denali Visitor Center

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-9532
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“book store” (28 reviews)
“great displays” (24 reviews)
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-683-9532
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denali National Park visitor center offers something for everyone. They have a terrific movie that is both beautiful and informative, a book store and gift shop that has lots of really cool things, lots of exhibits and clean bathrooms. You can take a shuttle...More

Thank kivec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative and nice National Park visitor center. We were there in late June and it was very crowded, but we still enjoyed learning about the park and shopping in the gift shop.

Thank lcgovols
Reviewed 16 December 2017

At the Denali Visitor Center, 1.5 miles from the park entrance, you can explore the exhibits and talk to park rangers. Be sure to take time to see the award winning film : Heartbeats of Denali.

Thank 2TravelersMn
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Compared to other NP and state centers this one disappointed us. We visited in September and the front entrance was torn up, so access to the bathrooms was challenging, so you had to go through the back entrance and up the stairs and they were...More

Thank work-to-travelMI
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A part of our land travel tour included a two day stop over at the Denali Park area. A day bus tour took us through the National Park, where we witnessed the awesome beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, to include the famous mountain, now called...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is an amazing visitor center and is a must see/do while visiting Denali National Park. Take your time to carefully observe and read all the displays!

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stop here to get the lay out of the park and plan your adventure with the rangers.... how to best see the mountains ahead and Mt. Denali teasing through the clouds... . spend a few hours before boarding the Alaska express train through the park

2  Thank Judith D. G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This very large and well equipped facility had much to offer. Eatery, gifts, information and all staff were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Bathroom facilities were clean and well-maintained. Very impressive center.

Thank Tiger-Mouse3
Reviewed 2 October 2017

ANY National Park Visitors Center is a place to not miss! It is full of displays, demonstrations, information, interesting Rangers willing to share their knowledge with you. Always an opportunity to catch a movie introducing you to the Park itself.

Thank Mary136
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Visitor Center was a stop after we completed a tour of the park. The rangers were exceptional, the video helped to answer some of our questions and the gift shop was nice touch. However, I recommend stopping at the Center prior to getting a...More

Thank Pam105
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Plunderedtreasure | Reviewed this property |
Isn't this frustrating? Getting information on the McKinley Chalet is very difficult. Even the cruise line we booked our visit with could not tell us anything. I think you will get the most reliable info from the park... More
Mary S
2 July 2016|
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Response from EAWH77 | Reviewed this property |
You can take any of the NPS buses from the Wilderness Access Center (WAC) to whichever stop along the route you would like and enjoy a day hike, assuming you have a ticket as some of the buses sell out. The cost depends on... More