Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Northern Lights weaving their way over silhouetted black spruce. Mountains visible dimly on the horizon.
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Anchorage Alaska Center
Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center seen from outside
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

Arial view of a wildfire near the Anaktuvuk River Fire in 2007. Smoke billows from a vast, flat landscape. Did You Know?
Until the summer of 2007, the Inupiat Eskimo elders of Barrow had never heard thunder or seen lightning. The same thunderstorm they witnessed ignited the Anaktuvuk River fire, which burned 400 sq mi of tundra on the North Slope, the largest wildfire ever recorded on the Earth’s tundra.