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Alaska Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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great visit

Nice zoo, easy to get around, great selection of animals to have a look at. And beautiful little... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Fun place for kids

The zoo is probably better under normal circumstances. We visited when there was a lot of... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Marc M
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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 1 week ago

We appreciated that the animals were rescue animals. An ok zoo appreciated that was Alaska animals. Most animals did have lots of room to stretch their legs. Don't expect a large zoo but is also less walking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank retired27
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I am a life long Alaskan, but have never been to the zoo until recently after having a kid of my own. I was so sad pretty much the entire time we were exploring the zoo. All of the enclosures are extremely small and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank emilia_lechuga
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice zoo, easy to get around, great selection of animals to have a look at. And beautiful little coffee shop

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kmky
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The zoo is probably better under normal circumstances. We visited when there was a lot of renovation going on. Still a fun place to take our grandson.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marc M
Reviewed October 30, 2018

It is not a big zoo, but it is still very interesting. From my hotel in Anchorage, I got a Grab and was there in a short time. Alaska is well known for the wild life. It is exciting to see the moose, caribou (reindeer),...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J3045NXmarch
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I was not impressed, and I felt like the animal enclosures are too small and bare. There is nothing great here...... it’s a small place that houses animals with the least amount of design in my opinion.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank candis24
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Imhelendt
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amarh725
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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