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Anchorage Alaska Center
 
Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center seen from outside
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APLIC is conveniently located inside the Old Federal Building in downtown Anchorage
Adventures Begin Here

The Alaska Public Lands Information Center located in downtown Anchorage is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your Alaskan experience. Staffed by National Park Rangers, the center offers a plethora of information: from one-on-one trip planning assistance, to brochures and maps, to camping destinations, safety tricks, and so much more.

The Center is a year-round facility welcoming nearly 80,000 visitors, locals, and students a year. Located in Anchorage's historic Federal Building, the center hosts exhibits representing natural, historical, and cultural features throughout the state. Wandering among the exhibits, visitors get a mini-tour of Alaska. One can also learn about recreating on public lands in the state as well as materials for educators to bring back to their classrooms. The Anchorage Center has it all. 

"We initially visited to use the bathrooms but ended up staying for several hours... This is well worth a visit." -TripAdvisor review


Discover Something New

There much to explore at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center including:
  • Natural history & cultural exhibits
  • FREE maps and brochures of Alaska's public lands
  • Interactive computers with maps of Alaska
  • Multiple scavenger hunts
  • Award-winning movies
  • Junior Ranger books
  • Knowledgeable National Park Service staff and Volunteers 

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Graphic image showing Alaska superimposed over the United States. Alaska covers much of the midsection of the country while the panhandle reaches the Carolinas and the Aleutian Islands stretch across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Did You Know?
Alaska encompasses 586,412 sq. miles, making it approximately 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States or larger than the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. states! 85 percent of Alaska lands, or an area twice the size of Texas, are under federal and state ownership.