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Address: 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1635
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Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's...

Completed in 1923, the iconic Alaska Railroad connects many of Alaska's most popular destinations: Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Seward, Whittier and the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Daily summer departures and our knowledgeable Alaskan reservationists make it easy to plan everything from day trips to multi-day Alaska vacations including excursions and accommodations -- all using the Alaska Railroad to traverse this great land. Choose from two classes of passenger service: comfortable Adventure Class seating offering large picture windows, or premium GoldStar Service featuring glass-dome ceilings, all-inclusive dining and an outdoor, upper-level viewing platform. Come see why our authentic Alaskan hospitality and incredible scenery draws thousands of passengers yearly!

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Fr Fairbanks to Anchorage

Adventure class is just fine but we also had lots of empty seats so we could move around a lot. We got introduced to reindeer sausage on the train. We loved it. Good scenery... read more

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Kathy G
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Adventure class is just fine but we also had lots of empty seats so we could move around a lot. We got introduced to reindeer sausage on the train. We loved it. Good scenery. Is a must do to see the area. Plenty cold still - about 50 degrees.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For some of the best views and fun ways to get across the state, try the Alaska Railroad. Light snacks available on board but you can bring your own snacks. If you have the funds definitely spring for gold star. Bring a camera. Don't forget the Alaska resident discount.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time. Beautiful ride down to Seward Alaska on the train from Anchorage. Suppose to be the most scenic trip they offer. Through mountains and past waterfalls. The tour on the ship in Seward was good too. Saw some whales, puffins, and sea otters. The. Food was great too. The pie is to die for. Very long day... More 

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Elida, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The train is an excellent way to see Alaska. The train goes where no car can. The speed allows you to take in the views of the mountain ranges and the different animals along the way. The food on the train was excellent. Also had drinks and a close restroom.

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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This ride is great. Took it for princess tour and stood outside for a lot of the time. They offer food and you can buy gifts. Watch for wild life and have you camera ready. A lot of small town and new and old houses to wonder what people do. Great countryside to ride the rails

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Thank gottcoke
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I traveled with a friend on the railroad from Fairbanks to Anchorage. The seats weren't that comfortable however there was a nice place to sit just behind the dining area that allowed us to move around more freely. There were also some small tables there too so we were able to write and play games if we wanted. The veiws... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train from Anchorage to Talkeetna on Saturday morning and returned Sunday evening. Stops were frequent and we slowed down or stopped to view various sites and wildlife. Best Bloody Mary I've ever had!

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Thank ShiBear
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in Alaska 13 years and finally took the train ride to Seward. Absolutely blew me away. This is a must do for residents and visitors. Loved seeing parts not accessible by road.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled the last weekend of April - very few people started with 30 ended with 15 as people get on and off a different towns along the way! So the train was about empty which was good because it allows you to move around - not be crowded. Snow had melted off in most places still some up north... More 

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4 Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went during the winter so the train was not too crowded. We rode from Fairbanks to Anchorage and the ride was beautiful. We had time to relax and read. Announcements were made when we were about to come up on something interesting and the conductor did slow when wildlife was spotted. The meals were okay and taking pictures from... More 

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