- Type: Recreation, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: More than Full Day
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In a city that was born from the need for transportation, it should come as no surprise that Anchorage's train depot marks the gateway to the Last Frontier. And when it comes time to get out of town, the Alaska Railroad has just the ticket. While you pass mountains, the sea, forests and glaciers, the Alaska Railroad provides a guided tour to quench your interests. The most popular tours cover major landmarks like the Prince William Sound, the Arctic tundra, and the Denali and Spencer glaciers.
Recent visitors agree that the ride was the best part of their trip. One TripAdvisor user writes: "With regards to the train ride, it was great! The scenery was beautiful and the train would slow to allow for sightseeing for glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife. It was one of my favorite experiences in Alaska! [W]e are planning to travel back to Alaska and are going to skip the cruise next time and travel on the train instead!"
The Alaska Railroad offers trips throughout the year, starting at the Alaska train depot in downtown Anchorage. Most train tour packages require at least five days, and hotels are included in the price (however, you're on your own in terms of food). Rates vary depending on the type and length of the tour. For more information, check out the railroad website.