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Begich Boggs Visitor Center

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Informative and helpful stop

Clean visitor center with good exhibits, bathrooms and beautiful 20 minute film ($5) that starts at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa S
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Johnston, Iowa
Wonderful visitor center

Full of great information and the location in itself has incredible views of the area. The kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
loonalaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean visitor center with good exhibits, bathrooms and beautiful 20 minute film ($5) that starts at the top and bottom of the hour. Friendly and helpful rangers. They were the ones to tell us the timing of the Whittier tunnel. Views of Portage Glacier were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of great information and the location in itself has incredible views of the area. The kids can do a treasure hunt while visiting and the help desk will help with any questions you have about the area. Nice restrooms and hiking information to pick...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weather was terrible on this - our last day in Alaska but we made the most of it by stopping by the center. Saw plenty of icebergs floating in the water which was cool. Staff inside was awesome. We stayed and watched the short film...More

Thank Lorna56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have very educational displays. There is also a video I highly recommend to see. For me and my mom, what works is when someone narrates, we learn a lot vs standing and reading bunch of information etc...

Thank Raihan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great interactive, visual topographic, movie, and view! And, since it is a national park, seniors can use their national park pass to get into the movie and other areas free, plus up to 5 others in your group or family.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

nice NPS Visitor Center with views of Portage Glacier, a well done film, and a nice exhibit area. The do charge to see the film and exhibits unless you have a NPS pass.

Thank Kwad1
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The area is beautiful, well worth a stop on the way to Seward or Valdez. A little disappointing to not see ice-worms but they have a model of one inside.

Thank TravelingYanks
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The staff were pleasant and informative about the glacier and local hikes A classic visitor centre with lots of room and clean facilities

Thank WaterlooDad
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Visitor Center is first rate and the Junior Ranger program is excellent. The extensive exhibits are worth the trip in and of itself. The movie is good and at the end opens to a view of Portage Glacier iceberg. If you have been to...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The visitor center is very nice, but it's the surroundings that make this a 5 star attraction. Multiple hiking trails, beautiful Portage Lake, glacial streams, and hanging glaciers surround you in Portage Valley. On a sunny day, it's very easy to spend a half day...More

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Response from Vermonters210 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 weeks in Alaska in June 2017. If you only have 8 days to visit, here is what we recommend: Fly into Anchorage. Pick up a rental car or van (you may need two of them if traveling with 8 people). Head south to... More
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