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Alaska Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Nice zoo!

We always visit zoos when we travel. So off we went and it was not well laid out as you did a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Johnston, Iowa
Good zoo

Me and my friend went to the zoo to see the native Alaskan animals, the zoo itself is very small in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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If you've missed seeing Arctic wildlife on your Alaskan adventure, you'll find it at this small zoo, where all the animals have names. You'll see moose, caribou, sheep, wolves, musk oxen, mountain goats and several different types of bears...more
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4731 Omalley Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-6573
+1 907-346-2133
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have never seen a moose in real life! Or a wolverine! I had no idea porcupines were so big! This is a really cool zoo where the animals are highly visible. The only disappointment was that the polar bear was completely sacked out the...More

Thank Imhelendt
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always visit zoos when we travel. So off we went and it was not well laid out as you did a lot of back tracking. But it was a different type of zoo as this has mostly abandoned or injured animals that it has...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some animals loved it some were hiding. The polar bear and a brown bear were outside just chilling, offers were crazy as usual and a seal was giving everyone a smooch through the window. Glad that there was a small shop with coffee and not...More

Thank amarh725
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an absolutely wonderful way to have downtime in the city. Flowers are beautiful. Walkway easy -

Thank Na H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my friend went to the zoo to see the native Alaskan animals, the zoo itself is very small in size in comparison with other zoos that we saw in another countries, we felt that it is not organized well and unclean, it was...More

Thank flona98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alaska zoo is in a wooded setting. It is very navigable and has a nice collection of animals. The zookeeper staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It’s very close to the Glen Alps trail heads so a visit to the hiking trails and scenic view...More

Thank PittsburghBambi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see many animals that cannot be released to the wild. Beautiful setting. Only problem was that I took a cab there and Uber back to my hotel. Would have been much cheaper to rent a car.

Thank Linda71464
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we had seen lots of wildlife in the “wild”, we probably would have skipped the zoo. But, we were yet to see any. So, at the zoo we saw bears – polar, brown, and black, wolverines, moose, wolves, doll sheep, mountain goats, and lots...More

Thank countingmomma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had 2 hours to kill before a flight home, and decided to make a quick stop at the zoo. I was surprised at the how good this little zoo was. It was an easy visit while in Anchorage. Animals were great...More

Thank TandLseeingtheworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my husband visited on our honeymoon. It was a place I was very much looking forwards to visiting. They are a brilliant range of animals and you can get really close to them. The Zoo feels really unique, small and cosy, yet big...More

Thank MILLAR86
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February 26, 2018|
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Response from Cemmo1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure this is an accessible venue. Gravel paths, steps, etc... I would recommend calling ahead. I don’t recall seeing carts for rent.
May 7, 2017|
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Response from twocapemay | Reviewed this property |
We did it in 2 hours & felt we had enough time to linger with the animals we loved most (bears, wolves).
Ann N
January 10, 2016|
Response from J M | Property representative |
Hi Ann, According to Google maps Sunset Dr. is about 10.5 miles from the Zoo. The Zoo has a free shuttle bus that runs during the summer months from 4th Ave. to the Zoo. 4th Avenue is in the heart of downtown Anchorage and... More