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Alaska Railroad Depot

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Address: 411 W. 1st Ave., Anchorage, AK
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Great Family Experience!

This is a must do for any family visiting Alaska. What a great to see most of Alaska without the hassle of having to concentrate on driving. The food is quite good as well. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eagle River, Alaska
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517 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a gift shop, and during Fur Rondy there is a model train set up in the lobby. Other than that, there really isn't much to it.

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Soldotna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do for any family visiting Alaska. What a great to see most of Alaska without the hassle of having to concentrate on driving. The food is quite good as well. This Alaska Depot is clean and friendly and is a Historic building for history buffs. The only thing I wish they would change is they heat... More 

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watertown, CT
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363 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has charm and history. When we visited they had quaint little model train displays running. There is also a really nice little gift shop. It is free to check it out so stop in for a few minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train to Fairbanks is not the fastest way to travel, but the scenery and wildlife viewing are great. We had a perfect clear day and many views of Denali. We also saw a few moose and a wolf. OR maybe a fox, nobody was entirely certain!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go to the Depot to watch people board trains, hit the gift shop to buy a trinket. OR catch the train for one of the adventures yourself.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To enjoy this venue you have to enjoy trains and visit when the modal railway club are there. The quality of exhibits are very good and anchorage doesn't have too many outstanding exhibitions but this is one of them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great place to see the history and the impact of the Alaskan railroad system. Its a small little station, but that's Alaska! Great place for photos and they have a small gift shop. If your a rail fan, you will see the beauty

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Eagle River, Alaska
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fur Rondezvous is coming again this February starting on the 22nd through March 4th. It's a time for carnival rides and fun in general plus the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. I'm listing this event under the Alaska Railroad Depot as it is one of the few places that is warm and has restrooms open to the public.... More 

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Prague, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The gift shop had a variety of gifts and souvenirs. I was able to bring home several gifts for my family and grandchildren that I know they will enjoy.

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Boulder, Colorado
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63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Small station. In one door and out the other to the trains. Can check bags outsides. Everyone gathers together in one room. Close to downtown. Several hotels within walking distance. Several others with shuttles. Ticket office inside is very convenient. We were there in July (high season) and there would have been no problem getting on any train at last... More 

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