I am sharing this great site and think its a great place for tourists and locals alike to visit! And right nearby is the Portage Glacier, Whittier, and much more! Here is some more information:
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, public education, and quality animal care. 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. Come be a part of these exciting programs and watch these 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.
AWCC has provided care for hundreds of displaced animals because visitors like you have made critical contributions in the form of admission fees, donations, memberships, and gift shop purchases. AWCC encourages you to visit the center with your walking shoes and camera in hand for an educational Alaskan experience to remember. We thank you in advance for your support and assistance in preserving Alaskan wildlife.
AWCC provides numerous ways to experience the Center. Individual guests can walk the Center’s campus via a 2 mile loop that provides excellent viewing opportunities of all the animals. Visitors may choose to drive the loop as well, getting out at different photo and viewing locations. Some choose to join our exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour, which takes guests into back of the house areas and throughout the Center with their personal naturalist guide. Educational programs are offered throughout the day, such as Prickly Points about Porcupines, Hershey the Ramblin’ Reindeer, and various moose calf, deer fawn, and musk oxen calf feedings.