Behind-the-Scenes Wildlife Tour for One or Two at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage (Up to 53% Off)

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Interns take small groups to staff-only portions of the park to see bear enclosure, bison-handling facility, and food prep

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  • $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.

Customer Reviews

Great place, must see for tourists, visitors, and residents alike
Ryan S. · January 2, 2013
Beautiful gift shop - and was very impressed that all monies spent there went back to AWCC 100%.
Robin C. · August 3, 2012
I thought the Behind-the-Scenes Tour was well planned out. I loved that me & my boyfriend were the only ones in our group, so our intern let us take a little longer at the enclosures to be sure we got the time we wanted. I loved how knowledgable and intriguing our intern was, he really provided us with a lot of information. And of course, seeing & learning more about the Wood Bison was very amazing. Feeding & playing with the baby moose, and being so close to brown bears were definitely my two favorite things. I really love the AWCC's mission & all it's doing to fulfill it.
Catherine G. · July 11, 2012
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    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    Mi Post 79 Seward Hwy

    Girdwood, AK 99587


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