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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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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

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

Midsummer Garden & Art Faire

The 9th annual Palmer Garden and Art Faire is July 11 in downtown Palmer. Come out and celebrate the summer with gardening, gourmet food, fine art, music and much more. There are gardening classes throughout… 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

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & TearsThursday, August 27 at 7 p.m. Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Borealis Theatre. Tickets on sale Feb.20 at 10 a.m. Lawn Are, $25, reserved seating $45, fair admission not included. Inspired… 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.


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
Days with dad
June 19, 2015
This weekend is a special one for all Alaskans, as we celebrate the summer solstice and all that daylight that makes Alaska such a unique place. But it's also Father's Day this Sunday, a very special ... Read More
Celebrating a Colony
June 11, 2015
 The 80th annivesary of the Matanuska Colony project gets off to a rousing start on Friday, June 12, as Colony Days takes over downtown Palmer. This small-town celebration has something for every... Read More
Play ball
June 4, 2015
The Mat-Su Miners play at Hermon Brothers Field throughout June and July. When people think of Alaska, the first things to come to mind are usually the mountains, vast wilderness, wildlife and am... 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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