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Alaska Veterans Memorial
Ranked #73 of 229 things to do in Anchorage
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Quiet ,understated and remote. A perfect place to respect those who have given so much. Free. Convenient to the highway with plenty of parking. Even saw a moose and calf near the parking lot.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I had been lucky enough to lived in Alaska and I remember very well visiting this place when it was recently constructed in the early. At the time it was just spot on the site of the road with just the monument with a crank water pump for amenities. Time had change and in 30 plus year since it was constructed the place still peaceful but is now much busier stop than it was back them. The Alaska Veteran's Memorial is located within Denali State Park at mile 147.1 between Anchorage and Fairbanks.

The memorial itself consists of five 20-foot tall concrete panels, one each to represent the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, arranged in a semi-circle. A statue of two Alaska Territorial Guards, On each panel is a short history of that branch's contribution to Alaska. There is other smaller exhibit in the area. Now you can find restroom and water and the state cut all the bushes so you MAY get a view of Denali. There is no camping in the actual memorial but you can camp at a nearby park. Like pretty much anywhere else in Alaska you must bring your own goodies as there is no businesses in the vicinity.

There is visitor center at the Memorial that is USUALLY open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but you can visit anytime of the year as long as the snow is clear.

There is no fee associated with this park.

1  Thank Eddie R
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This was a great short stop for us. Learned a lot about Alaska and Alaskans, during many of the wars.

Thank Randy J
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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Here's a place to go for Memorial Day services. Each year on Sunday at 1300 hrs. The Anchorage Vets M/C has their ride from Mary Carries restaurant at mile 135ish to the Memorial at Byers Lake mile 147 on the Parks Hwy. It will be a place you will always go back to once you go the first time. There is five stones. One for each branch of the services. There are very touching words on all of them. I suggest you go at least once but know you will come back year after year.

Thank 908neild
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

In not sure there is a sign northbound. There was southbound. Very near another entrance for Byers lake. East side in denali state park. Close to mile 147.

Well done. My veteran dad appreciated the stop. I thought it was very good too. Expect to spend 15 min or so.

Thank Christopher D
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