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Palmer

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
60° F

Wasilla

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
59° F

Talkeetna

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
56° F
Majestic Mat-Su
Mountains abound around the Mat-Su Valley, including Views of Denali
Adventure Awaits
Beautiful scenery in every part of Mat-Su!
Scenic Wonder
Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Excellent Alaska fishing, hover in rapids through canyons, and see glaciers calve.
Explore a Glacier
Walk on glaciers that are 750 feet deep, and 25 miles long.

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Alaska State Fair

The largest event in Alaska kicks off Aug. 27, as the Alaska State Fair takes center stage for the entire state. There are 12 days of fun, concerts, food, games and exhibits. For a daily schedule, visit… More Info

Friday Flings

Enjoy the open market atmosphere at Friday Flings every Friday this summer. Peruse the vendor booths and listen to live music every Friday in downtown Palmer. Later in the summer, you'll find some of the… More Info

Daughtry

Daughtry has been on a hot streak since their 2006 self-titled became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history. Since then, they achieved four No. 1 Top 40 hits (It’s Not Over, Home, Feels… More Info

Jim Gaffigan

Grammy-nominated comedian and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will spread laughter at the Fair as part of his CONTAGIOUS national tour. Gaffigans latest accolades include 2015 Best Comedy Album… More Info

Lee Brice

Chart-topping Nashville hit-maker Lee Brice is the voice behind 2009s No. 3 hit Love Like Crazy, as well as gold-selling Hard 2 Love, featuring three No. 1 country singles, including I Drive Your Truck,which… More Info

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Welcome to Mat-Su Valley Alaska

Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play.

The views of Denali and unspoiled wilderness are grand, the lifestyle simple and there are no limits on adventure.  Mat-Su, Alaska has it all!  

Convenient to both Anchorage and Denali National Park, easily reached by car or the Alaska Railroad, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley sprawls across 23,000 square miles of pure Alaska wilderness.

Towering mountains, huge glacier valleys, fish-filled rivers and lakes, abundant Alaska wildlife, glorious hiking country, scenic camping and quaint frontier communities - the Mat-Su is what Alaska visitors dream about.

Order the free official Mat-Su Visitor Guide, check out the suggested Alaska itineraries and view specials provided by Alaska fishing guides, vacation packages, lodges, cabins, hotels/B&Bs, attractions and activities listed on this site within Vacation Fundamentals.


Fair Fun
August 27, 2015
Today is one of the best days of the year for Alaskans - the official start to the Alaska State Fair! The largest event in Alaska kicks off today at noon, and runs through Labor Day, bringing 12 ... Read More
Berry Bonanza
August 14, 2015
Mid-August is one of the best times of the year for Alaskans, as the bountiful berries are fully ripe and ready for the picking.There are a number of places that are very popular for berry picking thi... Read More
Fish on
August 7, 2015
The only thing hotter than the weather in the Mat-Su Valley right now is the fishing.The beginning of August is a time when most Alaskans start to see the end of the summer, but not this year. With te... Read More
Butte Beauty
July 21, 2015
One of the best day trips around is right in the Mat-Su Valley's back yard, as the Butte offers stunning views of the Valley, a chance to get some exercise and best of all, it's free and very family f... Read More
This Saturday, art of all sorts takes over the downtown Palmer area, as the Palmer Midsummer Garden and Art Faire has events planned ranging from gardening demonstrations to live music and baking.This... Read More
A Festive Fourth
July 2, 2015
No fireworks, no problem! The Mat-Su Valley has several fun and family-friendly ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, including the always unique Moose on Parade.In downtown Wasilla, the ... Read More

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Video Gallery

Video Gallery

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Helpful resources

Helpful resources

So you're planning a trip to Alaska and need some help getting started. You've come to the right place! More Info

Maps and more

Maps and more

Find Alaska Highway maps and mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su… More Info

Great outdoors

Great outdoors

Discover more about boating, rafting, fishing, flightseeing and how to get into the backcountry of… More Info

Denali Flightseeing

Denali Flightseeing

Alaska's majestic scenery appears magnified from a Cessna window and the vantage point makes for good… More Info

glaciers

glaciers

You can see a glacier just about anywhere in Alaska. But in the Mat-Su Valley, you can actually get out… More Info

Alaska Rafting

Alaska Rafting

Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Hover in rapids through canyons, see glaciers calve fall… More Info

Dining in Mat-Su

Dining in Mat-Su

Fine dining to cafes and everything in between. Don't be surprised if your portions are Alaska-sized.… More Info

Video Photo Tour

Video Photo Tour

Click here to launch the Mat-Su Valley Video Photo Tour. More Info

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Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play

The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!



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