Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
This great place is in between Girdwood and Portage Glacier & Whittier. So I wasn't for sure what city to put it under...
Follow AK Route 1 South for about 47 miles past Girdwood and just before the Portage Glacier/Whittier road turnoff, on the right. Small sign, keep your eyes peeled.
This is a non-profit park that takes in orphaned and injured animals. If they can be treated they will be released, but if not they become permanent residents. Some of the residents include: bears, moose, elk, ox, bison, caribou, deer, lynx, eagle, and other birds. You drive through the park and everyone just pulls off wherever in order to see and take photos. There is a fence that seperates you from the animals, but it was big enough to allow you to see clearly and take good pictures (without those fence lines in your photo).
I really enjoyed this place and will always bring family/friends here when they come to visit Alaska.
•Children (4-12) $7.50
•Children (under 4) FREE
•Seniors (65+) $7.50
•Active Military (with ID) $7.50
- Family Travel
Winner Creek Trail
Alyeska has some great trail swhich begin just outside the resort and are open to the public. This one consisted of several miles to Winner Creek. The trail is 3 miles round trip and heads through rainforest to Winner Creek. The trail crosses Glacier Creek via a hand powered tram.
- Hiking and Walking
In Town, but often overlooked
I needed a place for this photo, and even though this place is in town, most travellers would not stop there, unless they had to. I am talking about the Girdwood Clinic. This photo is of the Christmas Lizard who greets you on the reception desk in the clinic.
He may not be around in the summer time. As many Christmas lizards fly south for the warmer months.
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