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Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
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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




 
Close up profile of a Willow Ptarmigan wearing its transitional plumage; the birds head and neck are still a reddish brown while chest and wings are turning the bight white of winter. Brown scrubby vegetation is in the background. Did You Know?
The willow ptarmigan is Alaska's state bird. It is snow-white during winter, but in early summer, it changes to chestnut brown plumage. Ptarmigan occur in treeless areas with low and scattered, brushy vegetation. Chicken, AK, was named because its residents could not spell ptarmigan.