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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

The information that you can get inside the visitor center is great. Their displays are detailed, and you can even talk with a park ranger and go for a short hike with one if you're there at the right time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is the place to stop and pick up maps and check out the various things you can see and do at Denali. They have a couple of movies and some exhibits that you can check out. There are a couple of shorter trails that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 15 October 2018

this was part of our alaska trip and it was wonderful! we saw so many animals and met some great people!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank db9476
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Denali Visitor Center is your typical national park center where you can see a few exhibits, speak with the park rangers regarding programs, bear sightings, camping, hiking trails, etc. The center is actually a bit on the small side. After an all day Tundra Wilderness...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The 2-level center includes interesting exhibits on the lower level, presented in such a way that visitors of all ages can learn something about the creatures who inhabit this beautiful wild country.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

DH and I enjoyed visiting here and we actually came two different days. Not as large as I would have expected considering how large and varied Denali is ... but it is nice. We mostly enjoyed wandering the trails around the visitor center ... probably...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Even though it was close to the end of the season, they should have had adequate stock. The ranger was knowlegeable and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The visitors center is a must when you go to Denili National Park. We really enjoyed the video's and history of the park. There are park rangers to answer all your questions and help you plan your visit. We also enjoyed the lifelike animal sculptures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 812jodiep
Reviewed 29 September 2018

One of the best visitor centers we have visited, and we've been in most all the western parks' visitor centers! Be sure to allow enough time to see it all. There are trails leading from the center, but we didn't take them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank andaLynnHaven_Fl
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The Denali Visitor Center was a nice surprise. Be sure to visit the exhibits in the lower level. It's full of informative displays about the animals and other aspects of the park. It's great for kids, too! We ate our lunch on the Visitor Center...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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8 February 2019|
Response from kk1647 | Reviewed this property |
They make plenty of rest stops on the drive. Bring binoculars for viewing wildlife. We saw plenty of it. We even had a wolf trot by our bus at a rest stop. We saw grizzlies, Caribou, Moose etc.
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Isn't this frustrating? Getting information on the McKinley Chalet is very difficult. Even the cruise line we booked our visit with could not tell us anything. I think you will get the most reliable info from the park... More