The Denali National Park Visitors Center is actually more of a campus. The center itself is the main National Park Service welcome and information center and it is surrounded by other facilities that include a restaurant, bookstore/giftshop, bag check, bus stop and the Alaska Railroad depot.
The center is a great spot to stop either at the beggining or end of a trip in the park. Visitors have a chance to learn more about the park by speaking with park rangers, viewing the park film, "Heartbeats of Denali," and exploring an exhibit area.
The film is about 20 minutes long and is shown throughout the day on the hour and half-hour, with a few exceptions. It is a non-narrated film that shares with you the various seasons, landscapes and wildlife of the park.
Many ranger-led activities occur in or begin from the Denali Visitor Center. Schedules are available both on-line and daily in person.
Open May 15 - mid-September, each year from 8 am - 6 pm.