Eielson Visitor Center opens to the public

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008

ANCHORAGE - The Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park opened this month to the public. The center is on the Denali Park Road, 66 miles from the park entrance.

The center looks out on the Alaska Range, including Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak. It features a dining area and exhibits that include an interactive topographical model of Mount McKinley and works by participants in Denali's Artist-In-Residence program.

The total cost of the building and its exhibits was $9.2 million.

The center will be formally dedicated during a ceremony on Aug. 12, and is open through Sept. 15.

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