Denali Education Center

Denali Education Center connects people to Denali through fun, informative, and inspiring programs that build lifelong friendships, lasting memories, and a connection to nature. A for-purpose educational partner of Denali National Park since 1989, we serve visitors and residents with multi-day programs on our 10-acre campus, day programs, field trips, and special events. Through our hands-on explorations in Denali, participants develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world by discovering and investigating one of the world’s most pristine wilderness classrooms. We also offer a variety of fun, educational programs for Alaska youth. Programs range from day camps to multi-day trips and are offered to youth of all ages and abilities, providing opportunities for young people to explore the outdoors along with their peers, teach and practice the principles of Leave No Trace, and incorporate techniques that accommodate different learning styles. When you visit the Denali Education Center, you support our local efforts to provide these summer camps for youth as well as lectures, concerts, and workshops for the local community. Our programs are designed and led by people with a passion for, and an intimate understanding of, Denali. We live here and we love it. Let us show you why.

Denali Photo Guides

Denali Photo Guides has been offering small group, instructional photography excursions since 2010. Tours are designed to benefit visitors to Denali National Park who have an interest in photographing the beautiful landscapes in Alaska. Tours travel in luxury trucks along the boundary of Denali National Park, into Broad Pass, and on the Denali Highway, stopping several times to get out and shoot pictures. Tours are typically 3 to 4 hours in duration. Guests may have their own camera, rent one from us, or they may bring a smart phone. No matter what type of gear guests have or what their skill level is, our guides help visitors progress as photographers. With a maximum of 4 participants per tour, our guides spend a significant amount of one-on-one time with each guest. In addition to photography, guides also provide information about the area’s natural history, geology & culture. The small group size allows guests the freedom to ask any question they want (as many times as they want!). The combination of the small group with our selection of pristine locations fosters a truly immersive experience leaving guests with a lasting impression of the vastness, wilderness, and specialness of the Denali area.

Denali Zipline Tours

Just outside of historical Talkeetna, catch glimpses of the magnificent south side of Denali as you traverse down a ridge line through an enchanting boreal forest. On the platforms, take in the entire Alaska Range overlooking the Susitna and Chulitna Valleys. Explore and interact with your guides to discover local flora & fauna in the largest eco-system on earth. This 3 hour zipline tour is designed for minimal impact on the environment, a focus on sustainability ensures preservation. The beautifully designed course, exceptional employees, and ecofriendly tour are just small parts in experiencing this amazing piece of Alaska. As the closest zipline to Mt. Denali, come and see for yourself the reason Denali Zipline Tours has had thousands of satisfied guests in 5 seasons of operation!

Explore Fairbanks

Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media.

Gastineau Guiding Company

At the core of our Juneau excursions and tours is a passionate guide who opens a doorway to the wild places that will stir your soul. Step into Alaska with one of these dedicated and knowledgeable local guides. Your experience will be in-depth, authentic, genuine and personalized. We specialize in Juneau’s finest shore excursions and can arrange custom trips by land and sea for families or groups seeking private wilderness experiences. We are committed to our community, the environment, and of course to you, our guests.

Gold Dredge 8

strike it rich- Guaranteed! Join the Binkley family for a trip through Alaska’s gold mining history at Gold Dredge 8. Enjoy a close up view of the Trans Alaska Pipeline and a presentation about it’s construction and operation. Then take a seat aboard a replica of the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad and hear the conductor tell tales of prospectors who arrived by the thousands during the gold rush. The train ride takes you to Gold Dredge 8 where you will see first-hand how the dredge worked the gold fields, then receive a brief but informative course on gold panning. Once the train arrives at the camp, you will try panning for yourself! You will find gold- we guarantee it! Finally, explore the dredge camp and enjoy complimentary coffee and freshly baked cookies in the gift shop as your gold is weighed, then hop aboard the train and return to the station.

Gondwana Ecotours

WINTER

Join us on our Northern Lights Tour in Alaska! Get a dose of local culture by day, and by night look for and photograph the Aurora Borealis. Your local guides will provide the necessary wake up calls when the lights appear and help you capture the perfect photo. Learn what life’s really like in the interior of Alaska over lunch with local homesteaders, walk with reindeer, dogsled, learn to curl and unwind in outdoor geothermal hotsprings.

SUMMER

The Quintessential Alaskan Adventure awaits! Join us as we visit the famous Brooks Lodge for some of the most breathtaking grizzly bear-viewing in the world. From complete safety we’ll witness the world’s largest bears hunt salmon beneath waterfalls, before exploring more of what Alaska is famous for: whale watching in the Kenai Peninsula, traversing the charming coastal town of Seward, exploring picturesque forests, glaciers, mountains, lakes, and much more!

Husky Homestead

Enjoy a warm welcome and experience a true Alaskan lifestyle at Iditarod Champion Jeff King’s Husky Homestead. Husky Homestead is widely heralded as an authentic look into rural lifestyles based on over 40 years of Alaskan adventures: from freight hauling on Denali to crossing the finish line in Nome with a champion Iditarod team. Cuddle puppies and experience an amazing view of our Alaskan huskies. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a championship team and carving a life in Alaska’s Interior. Hear compelling stories from the trail and see actual racing sleds, arctic survival gear and equipment used to traverse 1100 miles of Alaska’s most rugged terrain. • Meet our super athletes, the sled dogs • Cuddle with our puppies • View summer training in action • Discover and appreciate an authentic Alaskan lifestyle • Transportation provided from most area hotels: Grande Denali Lodge, Denali Bluffs, McKinley Chalets, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali Park Village, Denali Grizzly Bear and the Denali Cabins.

John Hall’s Alaska

Family owned and operated for 34 years, John Hall’s Alaska provides guests with fully guided tour itineraries featuring all 5 regions of Alaska, the Yukon and the Canadian Rockies. Our land tours are all-inclusive in nature with in-depth explorations of Alaska’s greatest wilderness destinations. Limited to small groups, we are able to bring guests hands-on and educational wildlife and cultural experiences, revealing the history and ecological wonders that Alaska has to offer.