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Palmer

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Light Rain
Temperature:
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Wasilla

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Temperature:
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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

Musk Ox Mother's Day Opening

Come celebrate Mother's Day and opening day on the farm. See our moms tend to their newborn calves and bring your own mom for free admission. Aside from all our new babies, enjoy great local music-Glenn… 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.


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
Shoulder Season
April 15, 2015
It's the middle of April, yet it is starting to feel like summer. For Alaskans, now is the perfect time to get out and do some of the things you've always talked about doing, yet haven't got around to... Read More
Last weekend, we had a booth at the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show, where we distributed visitor guides and talked wtih folks about all there is to see and do in the Mat-Su Valley. Often, people would pick u... Read More
Sign of spring
March 20, 2015
Warmer weather has Alaskans looking foward to summer. Photo courtesy Last Frontier Magazine. Recently, we have been teased with 40-50 degree temperatures, turning many thoughts to spring and... Read More
Last chance to ride
March 13, 2015
The Mat-Su Valley is a winter wonderland for snowmachiners – “snowmobilers” for our friends from the Lower 48 – with trails shooting in every direction. Even with less than id... Read More
The winter that wasn't
February 26, 2015
This blog post is not supposed to exist. According to my handy content calendar, today I'm supposed to be writing about snowmobiling in the Mat-Su Valley, and how awesome riding is around this time, t... Read More
Ice fishing fun
February 13, 2015
Scott Lee of www.gofishyourselfak.com shows off a nice catch through the ice. The local lakes will provide foraging fish this time of year. Ice fishing isn't just for die-hard anglers, however. I... 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 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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