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.
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