Be a DAY TRIPPER on the Mighty Alaska Railroad!

In Adventure, Lodging, Parks, Railroad, Transportation by scott


Pick your favorite DAY TRIP on the Mighty Alaska Railroad!

  1. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This is a cool trip. Ride the rails from Anchorage to Portage, go see the AWCC (Bison, Bears and Moose….OH MY!). Then, get back on the train for a trip up to Spencer Glacier! From there, float the Placer River–after you weave your way through the icebergs! FUN! Watch the video (below)! Call (800)544-0552 
  2. Rail & 26 Glaciers Cruise. Enjoy a relaxing train ride from Anchorage to Whittier and board the MV Klondike Express, bound to explore spectacular Prince William Sound and College Fjord. Come face to face with towering glaciers. Sea otters, seals, porpoise, sea lions and whales thrive in Prince William Sound. Hot lunch included. SPECIAL PRICE: $229 per person (valid all summer, must book by May 31). Call (800)544-0552  
  3. “Hurricane Turn” train from Talkeetna. The Hurricane Turn train makes a round-trip journey through the wilds of the Indian River Valley. Locals have long loved the Hurricane for access to remote cabins, hunting and fishing, while visitors consider this train the Alaska Railroad’s best-kept secret for a truly authentic Alaskan experience – not to mention the panoramic views at the train’s turnaround point, Hurricane Gulch. On a clear day, Denali towers over the braided Susitna River. Get your lunch over at the Talkeetna Roadhouse. The crew has a stack of prepared box-lunches, since there’s no food for sale on board!

KIDS RIDE FREE on select routes! When one adult purchases a regular Adventure Class ticket, one child under 12 years of age can ride free! Oh–that photo to the right….me with my son, David on the “Hurricane Turn” train. We had a great time!
Denali Star:  Fairbanks – Denali, Anchorage – Talkeetna
Glacier Discovery: Portage 2 – Grandview, Portage 2 – Spencer Whistle Stop
Hurricane Turn Train:        All stopsCall (800) 544-0552 and mention promo code “KIDS RIDE FREE.”

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