Check Out Wildlife

Traveling down Turnagain Arm on the Seward Highway to get to Girdwood, visitors are often treated to sightings of beluga whales, Dall sheep and bald eagles, and that’s only the beginning! In Girdwood, brown bears and moose are also spotted, but visitors who want to guarantee wildlife viewing should head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

AWCC is where injured and rescued animals go to heal or to live if they are not able to return to the wild. There, they are well taken care of by the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors can travel through the center on foot or even stay inside their car and still see every part of the park. Keep an eye out for moose, bears, wolves, bison and more! Check the schedule for programs like Meet the Wolves, Porcupine Chat and Birds Words. Time the trip right and catch a glimpse of a bear eating his dinner.

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Alyeska Resort is Alaska’s only year-round, full-service destination resort.


Glacier trekking, flightseeing, skiing, dog sledding and more excursions take off from Girdwood.


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