Our Visitor Centers


Anchorage Center Exterior

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. 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.

Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center
605 West 4th Avenue Suite 105
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 644-3680
(907) 271-2744
Email Address:
Summer 2022 (May – September)
9am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5pm Daily
Winter Hours
Monday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM, closed 12 noon-1PM
Closed on all federal holidays, including Christmas Eve


Fairbanks Center Exterior photo

The Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center (FAPLIC) is an integral component of the community of Fairbanks which supports the appropriate use and enjoyment of Alaska's public lands and resources through "one-stop shopping" for public lands information, trip-planning assistance, and resource education. The interagency partnership embodied as FAPLIC encourages visitors and residents to seek meaningful, safe and enjoyable experiences on public lands and inspires to conserve and sustain the natural, cultural and historic resources of Alaska.

Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center (FAPLIC)
101 Dunkel Street Suite 110
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 459-3730
Email Address:
Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily
Open on federal holidays
Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Mon - Sat
Closed on Sundays


Ketchikan Visitors' Center
Summer Hours: Open seven days a week 8 AM - 4 PM (Reduced hours Wednesday & Saturday 8 AM - Noon) until October 2022.

At the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in downtown Ketchikan, you can explore the unique natural and cultural history of the Tongass National Forest, a place where people have lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. Stroll through a lush rainforest, visit a re-created native fishing village and learn how the Tongass sustains Southeast Alaska communities today. You can also hear the story of the forest in person from one of our friendly Forest Service rangers, enjoy a film in our comfortable theatre or help your kids become Junior Rangers. In the summer, join a ranger for a guided walk and learn about Ketchikan's enduring ties to the rainforest.

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
50 Main St
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 228-6220
(907) 228-6234
Email Address:
Summer (May 1 - September 30)
Daily 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Winter (October 1 - April 30)
Fridays 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday Night Insights run until 7 pm January-April


Tok Visitors' Center

The Tok Visitor Center is the gateway to many extensive public lands and scenic rivers in Interior Alaska. If you're driving into Alaska from the Yukon, the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in Tok is a must see. Stop in for local destination information, as well as maps, brochures, and know-how about the rest of Alaska. The center hosts a trip planning area, fish, bear and bird exhibits, along with a display of native arts and crafts.

Tok Visitor Center
P.O. Box 389
Mile 1314 on the Alaska Highway
Tok, AK 99780-0359
(907) 883-5775
All Seasons
Typically 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Weekly
Hours May Vary
Closed some holidays