Information on:

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Mile 79 Seward Highway

About Us:

AWCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through public education. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.Amateur photographers have the opportunity to take award winning photographs while animals display their natural, wild, behavior. Coyotes peer out from behind the brush while a bald eagle swoops in on the salmon remains left by a grizzly bear. Wood Bison plod through 65 acres of tidal flat terrain, as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan wilderness.


kaitlyn schwalber

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I love showing my friends from out of state this place. It is a great way to experience alaskan wildlife while also supporting local conservation. These views around the center are breathtaking – you can not get away from the scenic mountains and teal water. The signs are very educational and exciting for kids, as are the scheduled feedings which I recommend seeing as many of as possible. Bring you camera to capture the memories you really can't make anywhere else. I have been here during all 4 seasons, and it is great every time. I would say my favorite season is winter because everything is pristine and covered in snow, just be sure to dress for the weather (yes wear more than one big jacket) (they also have mini sleds you can ride and push people on which are so much fun and very helpful if you have walking impairments.) If you are going in the summer be sure to bring bug spray. During the winter they don't have food options so bring a snack.

Rian Metelko

Friday, May 18, 2018
Great place to see any native Alaska wildlife you may not of had a chance to see while on your Alaskan cruise. If you are cruising from north to south a good place to see what to look out for in the wild of Alaska. Most animals are laid out in fenced yards. Along a dirt road you can view from car/van or on foot. When I was there two bears were just continually pacing back and forth along the fence. Kind of said to see wild animals like that. I guess what they do is good compared to the alternative.

Dianna Ligus

Friday, June 8, 2018
We visit regularly and are impressed with the upkeep and ongoing enhancements of this sanctuary. It is a great activity for those who may have limited mobility, such as some elderly or children as you are able to drive through the park and see many of its resident wildlife from your vehicle. We also love the gift shop-lots of unique items!

Squishasaurus Rex

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
What an absolutely amazing experience I had here! Well worth the price of admission to support this place. I especially loved watching the Bear cub play next to the wolf pack the day I was there. If you’re driving from anchorage the drive itself is also beautiful so this is like a 2 in 1 experience.

David Drorbaugh

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Lots of beautiful animals but not terribly educational...just a go and see place. Great mission statement/purpose. Demos and "pseudo ranger" education would improve the experience-there was a school group in when we were there so perhaps that's where the staff was. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media