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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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Big Lake Fall Fishing Derby

More than $10,000 in prizes are up for grabs at the fifth annual Big Lake Fall Fishing Derby. Two days of fishing, with mystery fish and contests throughout the weekend. Tickets are $20 each, or $5 for youth,… More Info

Reindeer Farm Fall Fun

Join the Reindeer Farm every Saturday in October for family fun, featuring a hay maze, reindeer tours, tractor pulled wagon rides, face painting and much more. $10 per person throughout the month of October. More Info

Halloween Hollow

Raven Hall is definitely treat, not trick and a carnival atmosphere prevails with over 35 games and activities for children up to fourteen years of age. We encourage everyone to wear their costumes. Visit the… 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.


Lead dog adventures
September 11, 2014
 The Mat-Su Valley is home to many Iditarod mushers, and several of them are former champions of the world-famous race. But you don't have to spend years training for the race to experience ... Read More
Fall colors abound
September 5, 2014
This time of year, the bulk of the tourists have left, and residents are busy getting ready for another winter. But it's a great time to get out and explore several areas of the Mat-Su Valley, where f... Read More
Last Blast of Summer
August 14, 2014
Next Thursday, the unofficial "last blast of summer" begins, as the Alaska State Fair takes over Palmer for 11 days of fun, concerts, food and games. Lasting memories are made every August a... Read More
Plain air paint out
August 7, 2014
Next weekend, a unique event takes place in Denali State Park, combining the great outdoors with the world of painting.The "Plain Air Paint Out" takes place Aug. 15-17 at Byers Lake Campgrou... Read More
Quest for silver
July 31, 2014
The Mat-Su Valley has a rich history centered on gold. The Willow and Hatcher Pass areas were founded because of the gold found in those communities. Even today, there are active gold claims and visit... Read More
Colony Days fun
June 6, 2014
Today, one of the state's best small-town celebrations kicks off, as Colony Days takes over downtown Palmer for the weekend. While many festivals promise "something for everyone," Colony Day... 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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Video Photo Tour

Video Photo Tour

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Social Media

Social Media

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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

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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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