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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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Alaska State Fair

Alaska's largest event kicks off Aug. 21 and runs through Labor Day (Sept.1). Don't miss world record cabbages, first-class entertainment and events throughout the fair that highlight all the very best of… 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.


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
The Veterans Wall of Honor is located at Mile 35.5 Parks Hwy., next to the Visitor Center.The summer unofficially kicks off with a long holiday weekend, but don't forget about the reason of the day of... Read More
Go with the flow
May 16, 2014
We've been having an unusually awesome spring, and that paved the way to get the raft out earlier than most other springs I can remember. Last weekend, we loaded it up and headed to Willow Creek to ge... Read More
Mother's Day magic
May 8, 2014
Mother's Day is always a special time, but one local organization takes it a step further - the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer uses Mother's Day as a way to celebrate the new arrival of the calves, which are ... Read More
Who let the girls out?
April 24, 2014
Having a name like "Casey," you can imagine how many different ways I get mail addressed. There's Ms. Casey Ressler, Miss Casey Ressler and Mrs. Casey Ressler. There's only one problem thoug... Read More
Hello, sunshine!
March 27, 2014
When traveling to the Lower 48, Alaskans get hit with a barrage of questions about what it's like living up here. That's understandable, as Alaska holds a fascination in people's minds, and they are h... Read More
Spring is in the air?
March 19, 2014
This weekend, the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show kicks off several weekends of outdoor recreation shows around Alaska, including next weekend's Great Alaska Sportsman Show at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.... 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

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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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