Mckinley Explorer

  • Address: 411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA, United States
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Station

Mckinley Explorer - Review

Mckinley Explorer gives you the chance to enjoy the absolutely idyllic views with a ride in a deluxe dome railcar. Not only are the seats comfortable but the seating area on the upper deck is large and the glass-domed railcars are perfect for sightseeing and offer panoramic views of the scenery passing by. On the ride, you would get to observe wildlife, lush greenery and breathtaking views of Mt. Denali. If the weather is clear, the train would slow down allowing the passengers to snap a few pictures. Railcar attendants on Mckinley Explorer sell snacks and drinks on the train and the commentator would give you detailed information about Alaska.

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  • The Alaska Railroad was the best part of our trip. We were able to see so much from the train ride that we took down to Seward. The on-board staff were great and very helpful. The food that we ate was also great. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

  • This rail station is absolutely a landmark in Anchorage. The trolley tour drove by the rail station and tour guide told us a little bit history. It is walking distance from downtown, very convenience! The station is well maintained.A little bit pricey for the train ride.

  • I took the Wilderness Express from Anchorage to Talkeetna and Talkeetna to Denali in September 2015. I bought my tickets online and it was a painless experience. You'll get an electronic copy as well as one physically mailed to you, which for some reason I wasn't expecting. The railroad building has a small gift shop and sells coffee. The Express train is great, as it has a 360 dome and is highly elevated. They don't like you to bring in and eat outside food, but were actually pretty lax about it. The guides were really knowledgeable; I learned a ton on this trip! I do recommend stopping for a night in Talkeetna, it's a small historic district with hospitable people. Touristy, yes, but visiting during shoulder season meant all the shops were 50% off. The views were incredible, especially passing over Hurricane Gulch. Being mid-September, I got to see brilliant hues of orange and yellow. You'll see some bald eagles' nests, maybe a moose or two. Another great thing about the Express is that it's at the back of the train. For my first leg, there was just one car, so I got some awesome pictures from the deck looking back onto the railroad. The second day, there were two cars, and being in the first I realized just how much I loved looking back. These dome cars are also cheaper than the official ARR counterparts.

  • We made the trip from Anchorage to Seward and back in the summer of 2015. We combined it with a boat trip trough Kenai Fjords NP. It was a very long but beautiful day. On the way from Anchorage to Seward we rode the Gold Star coach, where you sit up high under the glass dome. It really lets you see the countryside and you're able to look over the shrubs and the trees. It's worth the money to at least make part of the trip in Gold Star. There is not much time to spend in Seward when you combine the train with the boat. But the good thing is that you'll be on the water longer to watch the whales and other sea life. Don't forget to take pills against motion sickness!

  • I can not tell you how amazing this train ride was! It was relaxing, exciting, educational, fun, and just freaking amazing!!! I can't stress enough how much you need to ride it! Would recommend to anyone with a soul!

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