Begich Boggs Visitor CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: Portage Lake Loop, Girdwood, AK 99587, Anchorage, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9077832326
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Tourist Center, Family And Kids
About Begich Boggs Visitor Center, Anchorage
Located on the northwest edge of Portage Lake, this Visitor Center he's quite popular with Alaskan to rest. It gives you an in-depth insight into the Chugach National Forest and Prince William Sound. The exhibits are incredibly immersive, with light and sound and wind effects, as you go through the various dioramas. Inside a movie theatre you get to watch the acclaimed documentary Voices from the Ice. This is also the place for you to arrange the cruise tour of Portage Lake to take you up to the glacier.
Begich Boggs Visitor Center Ticket Prices
- Free for under 15.
How To reach Begich Boggs Visitor Center by Public Transport
- Drive to here.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Begich Boggs Visitor Center
13.46% of people who visit Anchorage include Begich Boggs Visitor Center in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
62.73% of people start their Begich Boggs Visitor Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Begich Boggs Visitor Center
92.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Begich Boggs Visitor Center
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Begich Boggs Visitor Center, Anchorage Reviews
The visitor center is closed in the winter, but this is a great hike. It's 3 miles into the glacier, but it's all flat. The lake is frozen with patches of snow and you should have ice grippers or snow shoes. Lots of cross country skiing too. Dress warmly!
Stopped here while waiting for the Whistler tunnel and it was a nice little experience. There a short little museum dedicated to the area and the natives with lots of information. There are movies shown in the theater every once in a while, and after the movie is over the screen retracts and reveals a view of the lake and glacier which is really cool.
A great resource for information about the Portage Glacier and surrounding area. Make sure you know the hours ahead of time, because you may find them closed when you get here. If the wind is strong then you can't beat the view of the Portage Lake from behind some windows. Sadly you can't see Portage Glacier because it has receded out of view. Plenty of parking for cars and large RVs.
Although this visitor center is still nice, it's subject matter - the Portage Glacier - has receded so far back that this place is fairly irrelevant. We chose not to pay any admission fee, but that is fine since you can still walk around and see many free displays and viewing windows. Honestly I was most excited about the large clean bathrooms after having been on the road driving for several hours.
It said it was going to be open but it wasn't.