Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $50 for a behind-the-scenes tour for one ($100 value)
- $95 for a behind-the-scenes tour for two (a $200 value)
Interns guide groups of up to 10 visitors through staff-only areas of the park, including the food-prep kitchen, the 17-acre bear enclosure, and the wood-bison handling facility. The 1.5-hour tours depart twice daily at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) shelters orphaned, injured, and ill animals that could not otherwise survive in the wild. Bears, elk, and coyotes roam in a natural-habitat enclosure where they are regularly fed, rehabilitated, and given medical attention under the direction of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The AWCC seeks to educate the public about protecting Alaska’s native species with educational programs and tours. Patrons can also see the animals living in near-wild conditions, with bald eagles swooping to the ground in search of prey and wood bison plodding through 65 acres of tidal terrain. The latter comprise the only herd of wood bison in the U.S.: the species had been extinct in Alaska for more than a century until the AWCC acquired its herd from the Yukon as an effort to reintroduce the animal to the state.