The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Travel Guide

The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Sights

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

  • Seward Hwy.
  • Prince of Wales Island
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

The center is a 144-acre, 2-mile drive-through loop with places where you can see up close the many animals the park has adopted and rescued. For more than a decade the center has been raising wood bison, which have been extinct in Alaska since the 1800s and were endangered in Canada. In 2015, the center reintroduced 100 wood bison to the wild, 340 miles west of Anchorage; a small herd remains at the center. Visitors can see moose, elk, eagles, musk ox, porcupine, and the elusive lynx. An elevated walkway at the center also allows visitors the thrilling experience of seeing bears at eye level.

Sight Information


Mile 79, Seward Hwy., Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, 99587, USA



Sight Details:

  • $12.50
  • Jan. and Feb., weekends only 10–5; Mar. and Apr., daily 10–6; May–Aug., daily 8–8; Sept.–Dec., daily 10–5

Published 10/26/2015


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