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
Begich Boggs Visitor Center - Review
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
6.22% of people who visit Anchorage include Begich Boggs Visitor Center in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
48.48% of people start their Begich Boggs Visitor Center visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Begich Boggs Visitor Center
93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Begich Boggs Visitor Center
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Begich Boggs Visitor Center, Anchorage Reviews
My first visit here was off season and it was closed. So I was happy to come back during the summer and actually visit when it was open. The rangers managing the center were very helpful and nice. It was much larger inside than I thought. It was very informative and the movie was enjoyable to see for my family and I. I recommend stopping by if you have time.
Great quick pit stop before busting Whittier. Amazing views or portage glacier with a river view. Great place to also kayak in the streams coming out of this river flowing down. Good spot for restroom and eating breaks.
We discovered this visitor's center while driving past Williwaw Salmon Viewing Platform. Nice exhibits about the local flora/fauna/landscape. Part of the visitor center extends into the Portage Lake. Nice view of the Portage Glacier from the Visitor Center/Parking Lot.
Don't appreciate having to pay for visitor centers such as this one, but we have the annual national park pass, so it didn't cost us a bit. Knocking off another star because they don't offer the Junior Ranger program here. They only offer it on the boats, where you have to pay to get a closer look at the glacier. Booooo...get the books. No excuses.
If visiting the Portage glacier, this visitor center is worth visiting. Plenty of parking, displays, a informative movie and large windows to view the lake and the glacier if it's not fogged in. Sometimes chunks of blue ice are floating nearby as per my pics below.