Alaska Railroad Depot, Anchorage

Alaska Railroad Depot, Anchorage (must see)

The Alaska Railroad Depot, sometimes referred to as the Anchorage Depot, is the a station near the center of the Alaska Railroad system. Tourists can take trains leaving Anchorage that go to Denali, Seward, Fairbanks and a number of stops along the way. There are also Glacier Discovery Routes for those passengers who wish to view glaciers without a hike or cruise.

The railroad depot itself is a tourist destination even for those without plans to ride the rails. The building was constructed in 1942 using a design by architect Joseph L. Skoog. The three-story building is made entirely of concrete and steel. The Alaska Railroad Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in August 1999.

The depot opens at 5:30 AM during summer months. It closes at 5 PM during the weekdays and 4 PM during the weekends. Those visiting in the winter can tour the depot from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday or 7:30 PM to 3 PM on Saturdays and the first Thursday of each month.

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Alaska Railroad Depot on Map

Sight Name: Alaska Railroad Depot
Sight Location: Anchorage, USA (See walking tours in Anchorage)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Anchorage, Alaska

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

Create Your Own Walk in Anchorage

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Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

Anchorage Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Anchorage Historical Buildings

Anchorage Historical Buildings

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles