Things to do & see....
The Palmer/Wasilla area of the Matanuska Valley has plenty
of sights to see and many activities to experience. Plan to stay a few days to see it all.
Click the links below for details.
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HATCHER PASS: (10 minutes)
Scenic drive, hiking,
Independence Mine & Historical Park, gold panning and biking.
PALMER AREA: (10 minutes)
Musk Ox Farm, Reindeer Farm,
Visitor's Center Museum & Vegetable Gardens, Colony House,
river rafting, golf, fishing,
Matanuska glacier trekking and Knik glacier, and
Alaska State Fair (August).
WASILLA and NORTH VALLEY: (20-60 minutes)
Iditarod Trail Headquarters, Dorothy Page Museum & Historical Townsite, Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry, golf, flightseeing, swimming, boating, and fishing. For salmon fishing on the Little Susitna River contact
FishTale River Guides.
Click here for the
Mat-Su Convention & Visitor's Bureau's
information site, or visit
For quality accommodations in other areas of Alaska
please visit the
Bed & Breakfast Association of Alaska.
If you are also heading south to the
Kenai Peninsula, Rose Ridge recommends ...