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anchorage zoo or wildlife conservation center

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anchorage zoo or wildlife conservation center


We will arrive in ANchorage and plan to spend our first day on a scenic drive along the Seward HIghway - probably as far as Portage. THe following morning will leave early for Denali... SO... my question is, we hoped to stop at the Wildlife Conservation Center.. but wondered if it would take less time, and we would see more animals by going to the ANchorage zoo?? I know it is small, but that is good since we dont have much time if we want to continue on the scenic drive. .. we just would like to get a little "closer" to some of the animals common to ALaska that we might not see in the huge zoos in California and other parts of the States... ANy thoughts on what the two places are like, and the time it takes to tour each of them???

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1. Re: anchorage zoo or wildlife conservation center

You can get just as close to many of the animals at the Conservation Center as you can at the zoo......you can drive your car from one habitat to the next and observe the animals in more of natural environment......I have been to both.....the zoo, is just a typical small zoo, nice landscaping, gift shops etc, but to me the animals don't looks as happy there.....the zoo has tigers, monkeys, etc, while the Conservation Center has all native Alaskan animals who have been rescued.........don't know how much time you will have, but you can easily spend as little as one hour at the CC and still enjoy it.........

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2. Re: anchorage zoo or wildlife conservation center

Wildlife Conservation Center. 100% more Alaskan than the zoo.

You can do it in as quick as an hour, or spend several hours there.

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I agree, I've been to both and would vote for the WCC.

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4. Re: anchorage zoo or wildlife conservation center

Went to both, and quite honestly the WCC was a mess. Fences were broken, whole habitats were empty. We were very disappointed.

I would suggest the zoo, but maybe we caught the WCC at a bad time.

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