• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Wrangell-St Elias Visitor Center Complex

The Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center Complex
Located at Mile 106.8 Richardson Hwy, in Copper Center, AK
Located 10 miles south of Glennallen, AK.

This complex includes:

  • the main park visitor center
  • bookstore
  • exhibit hall
  • theater
  • restrooms
  • picnic shelter
  • amphitheater
  • scenic overlooks
  • short hiking trails
  • The Ahtna Cultural Center

And park administration and business offices are located nearby.

The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Visitor Center and Park Headquarters are located at mile 106 along the Richardson Highway (10 miles south of Glennallen, AK).
The Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center

Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center
(907) 822-7250

Enjoy the exhibits, view the park film, hike nature trails, shop in the bookstore, gather park & area information, conduct backcountry trip planning, and view the large 3-D interactive map display. Park rangers provide guided talks and walks daily during the summer months. Subsistence fishing and hunting permits are also available.

Mid May - Mid September: Open Daily 9:00am - 6:00pm

Mid September - October 31: Open Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, as staffing permits. Closed on federal holidays.

November 1 to March 31: Closed. If you need assistance, please call park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.

April 1 - Mid May: Open Monday-Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, as staffing permits. Closed on federal holidays.

Please call us for exact dates that we switch hours, as each season the dates can fluctuate. Please note that the visitor center gate is locked at closing time. No overnight parking is permitted.

Ahtna Cultural Center
Ahtna Cultural Center

Ahtna Cultural Center
C'ek'aedi Hwnax 'Legacy House'

Located next to the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center
(907) 822-3535
Open year-round, hours vary

The cultural center is owned and operated by the Ahtna Heritage Foundation. There are exhibits, a hand-built fish wheel on display, and museum staff available to answer questions. Please visit the Ahtna Heritage Foundation website for more information.

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