Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

 The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is south of Anchorage off of the Seward Highway, near where the city of Portage used to exist. There's a one-way loop through the property that you can either drive or walk. This day was really nice and we opted to walk. The animals have their areas and it's the humans that are kind of "caged" in. It's a way to see real Alaska wildlife up close while supporting the center which:

AWCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center. The Center maintains over 200 acres of land to provide animals with “healthy habitats”.

There's a gift shops that is open year round and a snack shack that seems to operate only in the summer.  The center itself is open year round except for a few holidays. They also have different operating hours for summer and winter (like most Alaskan attractions) so check before you go!

For more information on the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center click here.


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