Copper Center Visitor Center

Copper Center Visitor Center
Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center in Copper Center

NPS / Mike Townsend

Located 10 miles south of Glennallen from the intersection of the Glenn Highway and the Richardson Highway, the Copper Center Visitor Center Complex is the place to start your visit to the park at mile 106.8 Richardson Hwy.

The campus-like setting includes: a visitor center, a bookstore, an exhibit hall, a theater, restrooms, picnic tables and a picnic shelter, an amphitheater, the Ahtna Cultural Center, scenic overlooks and short hiking trails. Also, the park administration and business offices are located nearby.

Feel free to call us at (907) 822-7250 for exact dates since they can fluctuate each season. The visitor center parking lot gate is locked at 5 pm in summer (Closed in winter). The main park entrance gate is locked year-round at 5 pm. 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 in Copper Center Call ahead since hours may vary (907) 822-5955 or call the visitor center at (907) 822-7250. e-mail us The cultural center is operated by the Ahtna, Incorporated. There are exhibits, a hand-built fish wheel on display, and museum staff available to answer questions. Please visit the for more information.

Last updated: August 21, 2022

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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573


907 822-5234

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