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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Address: Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-783-2025
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a nonprofit facility...

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a nonprofit facility situated on 200 acres an hour south of Anchorage. The Center is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals from the wild in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. When possible, the Center will release animals back into the wild, and when necessary, works with similar facilities in the United States and abroad to place these animals in lifetime homes. The Center cares for brown and black bears, moose, caribou, elk, musk ox, lynx, and the herd of 135 endangered wood bison. AWCC is the best way for visitors to get an up close view of Alaska’s wildlife in a natural setting.

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Was exciting for the Grand Kids

Went on the tour of the wild animals, as they were coming out of their winter naps. Was exciting for the Grand Children to see a blackbear climbing a tree.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on the tour of the wild animals, as they were coming out of their winter naps. Was exciting for the Grand Children to see a blackbear climbing a tree.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to view Alaskan animals and feel safe doing so. Drive through at your own pace and listen to the guides. Great educational trip for all ages.

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Girdwood, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The center has been a long standing tradition to visit with guests. The new development, the wolves, and the great monthly programs keep me coming back. Park and walk, or park and ski in the winter! Easy walking for all ages and mobilities, or drive around slowly to see who is out and about. Dress for the weather as the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we have guests, we always stop here when we are traveling south from Anchorage. It is a good opportunity to see much of the Alaskan wildlife and stretch the legs while traveling along the Seward highway. Also a good day trip if you are staying in Anchorage or Girdwood.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the drive around the conservation area. We didn't get to see the Lynx. We also didn't get to see the bears as we went in March. Great for anyone that loves animals!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easter day trip with family. Drive there was very nice with great weather and spectacular views of the mountains and bay. Once we arrived parked the car and walked to various viewing areas. From our 1st viewing location we saw bison, muskox and a black bear. Next we visited the bear cub who had gotten stuck in a tree and... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The conservation center is awesome!! Drive, walk, listen to the guides or take your own tour! The work is amazing and is educational for the entire family. The photo ops are amazing and its a great place to pick up a special locally made souvenir.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of my trip and I will have some very fond memories of the local fauna. Seeing bears and wolves was spectacular and also getting to see lynxes was amazing. My guide was also very knowledgeable and provided a commentary that was both detailed and entertaining.

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I had so much fun going here on Easter Sunday! We had great luck with weather and animals being out and roaming around. I was worried about it being too busy because I heard they had some activities going on for Easter but once we got there, there were groups of people but nothing too crazy. Finally got to see... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very spacious facility. Even in winter we saw a bear! Plus wolves, Lynx, moose and bison. These guys are doing amazing things to care for animals.

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