We present two new seismic velocity models for Alaska from joint inversions of body‐wave and ambient‐noise‐derived surface‐wave data, using two different methods. Our work takes advantage of data from many recent temporary seismic networks, including the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Alaska Transportable Array, Southern Alaska Lithosphere and Mantle Observation Network, and onshore stations of the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment. The first model primarily covers south‐central Alaska and uses body‐wave arrival times with Rayleigh‐wave group‐velocity maps accounting for their period‐dependent lateral sensitivity. The second model results from direct inversion of body‐wave arrival times and surface‐wave phase travel times, and covers the entire state of Alaska. The two models provide 3D compressional‐ () and shear‐wave velocity () information at depths . There are many similarities as well as differences between the two models. The first model provides a clear image of the high‐velocity subducting plate and the low‐velocity mantle wedge, in terms of the seismic velocities and the ratio. The statewide model provides clearer images of many features such as sedimentary basins, a high‐velocity anomaly in the mantle wedge under the Denali volcanic gap, low in the lower crust under Brooks Range, and low velocities at the eastern edge of Yakutat terrane under the Wrangell volcanic field. From simultaneously relocated earthquakes, we also find that the depth to the subducting Pacific plate beneath southern Alaska appears to be deeper than previous models.