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Alaska Railroad Depot

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Address: 411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK
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Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Great Train Station

We don't get to many train stations anymore but Anchorage, Alaska is special because it leads you to so many places that other traveling types don't allow you access to. Staff was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob S
Lake Wales, Florida
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Lake Wales, Florida
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676 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't get to many train stations anymore but Anchorage, Alaska is special because it leads you to so many places that other traveling types don't allow you access to. Staff was friendly - easy to find - spacious - over all good experience- main lines tend to travel after May 15th so check the availability of schedules.

Thank Bob S
Eagle River, Alaska
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the train was comfortable, if albeit a LONG alternative of transportation, and there was not much food offered, but the tour guide KNEW his stuff... that's worth every penny and hours of sitting.

Thank victoria907
Williston, North Dakota
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went on a train ride to Talkeetna and it was alot of fun and inexpensive, great views and scenery, leave the driving to them and enjoy your trip

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alaska Railroad and it's employees are amazing. It's not just a train ride. The views, the food, the beer, the narrator, all were top notch and well worth it!

Thank Rahn T
Eagle River, Alaska
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525 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

There is a gift shop, and during Fur Rondy there is a model train set up in the lobby. Other than that, there really isn't much to it.

Thank AKcabingirlA
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a must do for any family visiting Alaska. What a great to see most of Alaska without the hassle of having to concentrate on driving. The food is quite good as well. This Alaska Depot is clean and friendly and is a Historic building for history buffs. The only thing I wish they would change is they heat... More 

Thank 702dustins
watertown, CT
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381 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The place has charm and history. When we visited they had quaint little model train displays running. There is also a really nice little gift shop. It is free to check it out so stop in for a few minutes.

Thank aaronds
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The train to Fairbanks is not the fastest way to travel, but the scenery and wildlife viewing are great. We had a perfect clear day and many views of Denali. We also saw a few moose and a wolf. OR maybe a fox, nobody was entirely certain!

Thank Brenda S
Anchorage, Alaska
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Go to the Depot to watch people board trains, hit the gift shop to buy a trinket. OR catch the train for one of the adventures yourself.

Thank jeanedz
Bribie Island, Australia
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88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

To enjoy this venue you have to enjoy trains and visit when the modal railway club are there. The quality of exhibits are very good and anchorage doesn't have too many outstanding exhibitions but this is one of them.

Thank Philip A

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