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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Admission Ticket

1. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center: Admission Ticket

Enjoy an admission ticket that will grant you access to over 200-acres of animal enclosures and stunning nature. Take a self-tour of the scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, by bike, or by car, while learning about the resident wildlife via interpretive signs at each animal habitat. Support the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which is a non-profit sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research, and quality animal care. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is located in Portage Valley and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. Venture through the AWCC’s 1.5 mile loop which is the perfect adventure for the winter months. Experience unique ways to explore the Center while enjoying the wildlife in the winter include gliding on your cross country skis, riding your fat bike, or utilizing AWCC’s complimentary kick-sled rentals. Relax on board your own vehicle with a picturesque 1.5 mile loop drive around the sanctuary. See orphaned and injured animals taken in by the AWCC that have now been given a forever home.

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What people are saying about Girdwood

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This is a self guided trip which was great. You can either walk or drive which we did both. It rained for us which prob caused most of the animals to look for shelter but not the bears!! They were showing off for all the cameras to see! Got to see so many animals/birds in as close to their natural habitats as possible. tyyyyy

Amazing workers! Appreciated the habitats being large for the animals to roam. A little pricey for what it was but, it goes to a good cause.