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Palmer

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
46° F

Wasilla

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Cloudy
Temperature:
46° F

Talkeetna

Conditions:
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Temperature:
47° F
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

Machetanz Arts Festival

The 2014 Machetanz Arts Festival marks the fourth anniversary of a festival full of exciting art classes of various mediums at Mat-Su College. This event is named in honor and memory of Fred and Sara Machetanz… 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

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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.


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
A personal look at Iditarod
February 26, 2014
An Iditarod team leaves the starting chute in Willow. This Sunday, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins in Willow, at 2 p.m. For the mushers, this is the start of an amazing journey acros... Read More
Get out and enjoy winter!
February 21, 2014
A racer makes his way across Alaska during the 2013 Iditarod Trail Invitational. (Courtesy Iditarod Trail Invitational)Late February and early March are some of the best times of the winter - the dayl... Read More
The temperature is dropping, but Big Lake Winter Fest will heat up this weekend with a full slate of family-friendly events, leading up to the official start of the Iron Dog, the world's longest snowm... Read More
Backcountry adventures
January 23, 2014
A snowshoer makes his way around an old bunkhouse at Independence Mine. (Courtesy Lifetime Adventures)As rain and warmer temperatures battered the lower Matanuska Valley Wednesday, the conditions were... 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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