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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.

What’s Happening

Machetanz Arts Festival

The Machetanz Arts Festival is five days of interactive workshops, artist presentations and much more. Featured artist Dean Larson will host a four-day workshop starting on June 2, while one- and two-day… More Info

Fourth of July parade

Celebrate patriotism with the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Wasilla. The parade starts on Main Street in Wasilla and winds its way through town. If you'd like to have a float in the parade, please… More Info

Moose on Parade

The moose are on the loose in Talkeetna! Local businesses have decorated wooden moose, which are on display throughout town. On July 4th, enjoy the parade at noon, then get ready for a true Alaskan auction,… More Info

Fireweed 400

Alaska's largest bike race gets started at Sheep Mountain Lodge. Different races include a 50-miler all the way up the Fireweed 400, which goes to Valdez and back. Camping available near Sheep Mountain Lodge… More Info

Palmer Pride Picnic

Celebrate the pride in downtown Palmer with a free picnic hosted by Palmer businesses and the City of Palmer. Palmer Pride hotdogs, farm fresh veggies, live music and Citizen of the Year award presentations. 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.


The Mat-Su Valley is home to many notable Alaska artists, from Shane Lamb to Gail Niebrugge. This weekend, however, artists from around the state will convene at Mat-Su College for the fifth-annual Ma... Read More
Friday Flings
May 22, 2015
 While today is the start of the Memorial Day weekend, it's also the start of a entire summer filled with food, fun and festivities as Friday Flings kicks off for the first time of the year.Each ... Read More
Mat-Su Mamas
May 6, 2015
 The Musk Ox Farm in Palmer was able to capture on video the birth of Pixie this spring. This Sunday, moms around the world are celebrated - and rightfully so - on Mother's... Read More
Return of summer
May 1, 2015
Sand hill cranes arrive in the Mat-Su Valley. Photo courtesy of www.lifetimeadventures.net and Dan McDonough.  Each spring, here in the Mat-Su Valley we look for signs of summer - ... Read More
Girls Weekend
April 24, 2015
This weekend, the girls are taking over downtown Palmer. It's the fifth annual Who Let the Girls Out event, and there promises to be something for everyone starting Friday afternoon and continuing in ... Read More

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Social Media

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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