Girdwood Wildlife Parks

While you may see wildlife most everywhere in Alaska, don’t take chances: For guaranteed sightings, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, about 12 miles southeast of Girdwood. You’ll meet a variety of animals, like bears, moose, musk oxen, caribou, and more—all in their natural habitats.

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Wildlife Parks

Season: Year Round $25

At the 200-acre Alas­ka Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, see Alaskan wildlife up close. The center’s mis­sion is to pro­vide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill ani­mals — those that can’t sur­vive in the wild. The cen­ter, which opened to the pub­lic in 1993, edu­cates vis­i­tors about Alaska’s wildlife. Coy­otes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a griz­zly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal  ...more