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Palmer

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Wasilla

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Talkeetna

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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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Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Avonlea is the enchanting sequel to L.M. Montgomery's immortal classic Anne of Green Gables and brings to the stage the continuing adventures of one of literature's most endearing characters, Anne… More Info

Iditarod Trail Invitational

70 athletes from 13 different countries will take off on Knik Lake on Sunday, Feb. 28 to fat bike, ski and run 130 miles or 350 miles or 1000 miles on the Iditarod Trail. The finish lines for the three… More Info

On Golden Pond

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing… More Info

Mat-Su CVB's Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Travel Auction ExTRAVELganza

Join us for this very popular event!  Support the Mat-Su CVB by attending our Beer and Wine Tasting Travel Auction… More Info

The Fantasticks

This is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart…sort of. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into… 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.


Snow? What snow?
January 25, 2016
Dear the East Coast;Hello from Alaska. You know - that big state up to the north, all the way out west? Yeah, we kind of have a little problem, and we hear you just might have a solution for us.See, w... Read More
Return to daylight
December 21, 2015
Everyone in the world knows about a certain holiday later this week on the 25th. But for Alaskans, Dec. 21 is another holiday to be celebrated - winter solstice.Today, here in Southcentral Alaska we'l... Read More
Consider giving the gift of adventure this year, such as a zip line experience in Talkeetna. On Black Friday, newscasts are filled with stories of people lining up in the wee hours of the morning... Read More
Colony Christmas 2015
December 10, 2015
One of our favorite events of the year, Colony Christmas, takes over downtown Palmer this weekend, with three days of holiday cheer spread out around a variety of venues. The holiday festival has... Read More
A fun filled weekend
December 3, 2015
A competitor in the Talkeetna Wilderness Woman competition tries to snowshoe through an obstacle course in 2014. This weekend is chock full of fun-filled events in all corners of the Mat-Su Valle... Read More
Being thankful
November 23, 2015
I could hear the rain lightly hitting my tent's fly, and I couldn't fall back asleep. My family wasn't having any problem though, so I grabbed my rain coat, unzipped the tent and slipped out, sneaking... Read More

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Find Lodging, Dining, Activities, Attractions and more in each region of the Mat-Su Valley!

 

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Social Media

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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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