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Alaska Railroad Depot

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Address: 411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK
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+1 907-265-2494
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
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Fur Rendezvous

Fur Rondezvous is coming again this February starting on the 22nd through March 4th. It's a time for carnival rides and fun in general plus the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog... read more

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Eagle River, Alaska
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Eagle River, Alaska
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fur Rondezvous is coming again this February starting on the 22nd through March 4th. It's a time for carnival rides and fun in general plus the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. I'm listing this event under the Alaska Railroad Depot as it is one of the few places that is warm and has restrooms open to the public.... More 

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Prague, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gift shop had a variety of gifts and souvenirs. I was able to bring home several gifts for my family and grandchildren that I know they will enjoy.

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Boulder, Colorado
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small station. In one door and out the other to the trains. Can check bags outsides. Everyone gathers together in one room. Close to downtown. Several hotels within walking distance. Several others with shuttles. Ticket office inside is very convenient. We were there in July (high season) and there would have been no problem getting on any train at last... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Guesthouse Inn, took us to the Railroad Depot, where we boarded for Fairbanks. It was nice indoors too. No delays, everything went like clock-work.

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Thank Joanne H
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great gift shop in summer, limited hours in winter (no Tourists). People are very helpful. Pictures of past events on the railroad Prints, Poster & Pins on sale. During Fur Rondy, there is a model train set up by MSMRRE.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little place to look around while waiting for the train. Lot to look at and read. Liked reading about the history and how many people it took to finish it.

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san jose, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Depot has been well preserved since it was established. The staff take pride in explaining the history of this place. All the different train routes start or pass thru here. The aurora train from anchorage to fairbanks was a good trip and is recommended during winter. The staff on board are awesome.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We took the train from the Alaska Railroad Depot to Seward, AK. It was about 4 hours each way and was a pleasant trip. We recommend buying the deluxe tickets for twice the price of just a seat. It includes food and drinks and you are in a car that has a glass roof with an amazing view. We took... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was lucky to return to Anchorage before the gift shop closed for the season. I always enjoy picking up a new souvenir each trip, and this time is a Glow In The Dark t-shirt with a ARR engine on the front. When the train is at the depot, it is a bustling place, but if not trains are in,... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visiting Alaska for the 1st time, we ventured to the train depot to look around. While the interior of the building was very simple the gift shop employees were very engaging and shared much about the railroad and the surrounding areas. Wish we had more time to actually ride the train.

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