The Denali Visitor Center is the main National Park Service welcome and information center. Surrounding facilities include a restaurant, bookstore/gift shop, bag check, bus stop and railroad depot. The Denali Visitor Center and its surrounding “campus” were built in 2005.
The center offers visitors a chance to learn more about the park by speaking with park rangers, viewing the park film, “Heartbeats of Denali,” and exploring an exhibit area.
The film is about 20 minutes long, and is shown throughout the day on the hour and half-hour, with a few exceptions. It is a non-narrated film that shares with you the various seasons, landscapes and wildlife of this beautiful place.
Many ranger-led activities occur in or begin from the Denali Visitor Center. Most of the trails in Denali can be accessed from the center. There is ample parking at the facility for day-use.
Information from: National Park Service
Video by Ben Boyd