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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 154th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99587
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+1 907-345-5014

Popular locale for viewing waterfowl and salmon.

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Drive down the Seward Hwy, and you can't miss it. Choose to view while driving by or pull over. There is a lovely boardwalk from which to view the birds, or you can see them... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Eagle River, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Alaska, don't bother - it's a noisy area on the busiest highway in Alaska. It makes a decent quick getaway for Anchorage residents, but as far as a tourist stop, I don't recommend it.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Drive down the Seward Hwy, and you can't miss it. Choose to view while driving by or pull over. There is a lovely boardwalk from which to view the birds, or you can see them from the highway (if you are in a hurry).

Thank AKcabingirlA
Cobham, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

good close views of wildlife but always aware of the traffic unless you willing to walk some distance. nice place to stretch legs if you on long drive

Thank merionvw
Anchorage, Alaska
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you love Bird watching this is the palce for you. The main issue I see is a major road runs right by it so it doesn't give you a quiet day out.

Thank jeanedz
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were here last summer in time for the summer salmon run. They congregate in a pond near the highway, then make their way upstream to spawn. The natural cycle is there before you.

Thank Libretti
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The first thing you notice is the quiet serenity. It's a beautiful walk with lots of animals, fish and birds (including an Eagles nest) to view. We walked all through the area and had 2 young kids with us and we spent about 2 hours. It was time well spent and just a lovely afternoon. Stop by and enjoy the... More 

Thank glipham
Argyle, Texas
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Good free site near Anchorage for easy walking on boardwalk with observation points. Ducks, eagles, kingfishers and greater yellow legs were our main subjects.. If I lived in the area I would visit often. A long telephoto would be helpful to have for camera.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful drive up the coastline. It wasn't on our list of things to do, but while driving home from Homer decided to stop ! So glad we did! We enjoyed the walk and looking for fish and finding a few dead fish. Poor Salmom!

Thank btompkinson
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Even though it was after the summer season had a great time with a 5 year old. The family spent time running around trying to find wild life.

Thank George M
Chestertown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I spotted a moose who was eating as we were driving by so we pulled the RV in and took a nice walk here while seeing wildlife. Salmon,ducks,birds and a moose in a very accessible location.

Thank outsidenow

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