The Best Animal Attractions in Alaska!

The BEST Animal Attractions in Alaska!

In Alaska, you can find some pretty unique animal experiences interacting with musk oxen, reindeer, moose, and more!

View black bears in the forest, and grizzly bears feasting upon salmon!

Take a marine cruise amongst frolicking sea otters, swimming seals, lounging sea lions, and even spouting whales!

Go sledding along glaciers as a spirited pack of huskies pulls you along!

When planning your family’s travels, it can help to have themes, hobbies, or interests to guide you in determining your journey, your destinations, and the amazing list of things you see, do, and experience along the way!

If you and your family love zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, nature centers, conservation facilities, and other incredible animal encounters, this is the list for you!

Read through and bookmark the the chart below to help you plan YOUR next unforgettable Alaskan Animal Adventure!

The BEST Animal Attractions in Alaska!

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  • The CITY NAME will take you to a list of ALL attractions in that city!
  • The ATTRACTION NAME will link you directly to that attraction’s website!
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The BEST Animal Attractions in Alaska!

Anchorage, ALAlaska Zoo
Anchorage, ALPotter Marsh Bird Sanctuary*
Anchorage, ALSalmon Berry Dog Sledding Tours
Anchorage, ALWilliam Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery
Denali Park, AKDenali National Park and & PreserveNPS*
Denali Park, AKDenali National Park Sled Dog DemonstrationsNPS*
Denali Park, AKHusky Homestead Tours
Eagle River, AKEagle River Nature Center
Fairbanks, AKBlack Spruce Dog Sledding Tour Experience
Fairbanks, AKChena Outdoor Collective Sled Dog & Reindeer Tours
Fairbanks, AKCreamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
Fairbanks, AKFountainhead Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary
Fairbanks, AKLarge Animal Research Station (LARS) at University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AKPaws for Adventure Alaska Dog Mushing Tours
Fairbanks, AKRod’s Alaskan Guide Service Guided Dog Sled Tours in Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AKRunning Reindeer Ranch
Girdwood, AKThe Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC)
Girdwood, AKAlpine Air Alaska Glacier Dog Sledding
Girdwood, AKAlyeska Tours Summer Sled Dog Adventure
Haines, AKThe American Bald Eagle Foundation and Live Raptor Center
Haines, AKChilkat Bald Eagle Preserve*
Haines, AKChilkoot Lake State Recreation Area*
Haines, AKKroschel Wildlife Park
Homer, AKAlaska Islands and Ocean Visitor CenterNWR
Homer, AKAlaska Maritime National Wildlife RefugeNWR*
Homer, AKCenter for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Homer, AKColdwater Alaska Wildlife Tours in Kachemak Bay
Homer, AKSeabird Ventures Kachemak Bay Wildlife Tour
Juneau, AKDIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Juneau, AKJuneau Raptor Center
Juneau, AKNorthStar Helicopters Glacier Dogsled Adventure
Juneau, AKTemsco Dogsledding Summer Camp
Juneau, AKTemsco Helicopter Ride & Dogsledding on Mendenhall Glacier
Ketchikan, AKAlaska Rainforest Sanctuary Wildlife & Eagle Centre
King Salmon, AKKatmai National ParkNPS
Kodiak, AKAlaska Fisheries Science Center Kodiak Laboratory
Kodiak, AKKodiak National Wildlife RefugeNWR
Palmer, AKAlaska Helicopter Tours Glacier Dogsledding
Palmer, AKAlaska Horse Adventures
Palmer, AKMusk Ox Farm?
Palmer, AKReindeer Farm
Seward, AKAlaska SeaLife CenterAZA
Seward, AKKenai Fjords National ParkNPS*
Seward, AKMajor Marine Tours*
Seward, AKSeavey’s Iditarod Racing Team – Ididaride Dog Sled Tours
Seward, AKTurning Heads Kennel Sled Dog Tours
Sitka, AKAlaska Raptor Center
Sitka, AKFortress of the Bear
Sitka, AKSitka Sound Science Center
Skagway, AKAlaska Excursions Skagway Sled Dog Adventure
Skagway, AKFlightseeing Tour & Dogsledding on Denver Glacier
Soldotna, AKKenai National Wildlife RefugeNWR*
Valdez, AKThe Solomon Gulch HatcheryFREE*
Wasilla, AKAlaska Mushing School Dog Sled Rides
Willow, AKAlaskan Husky Adventures
Willow, AKSnowhook Adventure Guides of Alaska (SAGA) Dog Sledding Tours

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Animal Attractions in All 50 US States!

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The BEST Animal Attractions For Kids
Across the US!

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland
Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico
New York
North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia
Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming
Washington D.C.


We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves.

Thanks for understanding!

Travel safely!

And have fun!


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