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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

Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Saturday takes over downtown Palmer on Nov. 29, as a way to support local businesses during the Christmas shopping season. Nearly 20 downtown Palmer merchants are participating with special deals,… More Info

Wilderness Woman/Bachelor Auction

The world-famous Talkeetna Wilderness Woman contest and the Talkeetna Bachelor Auction kick off at 1 p.m. on Dec. 6 on Main Street. Find women who can make their man a sandwich, haul water, chop… More Info

Colony Christmas

One of Alaska's best small-town celebrations is Dec. 12-14, as Colony Christmas takes over downtown Palmer. Hay rides, reindeer, a parade of lights, concerts and a holiday ball are just a few of the things… More Info

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Last Great Race kicks off the first Sunday in March! The race restart is on Willow Lake, with a complete community celebration around the event. Come out and cheer on your favorite mushers in 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.


Going small
November 21, 2014
Next week is Thanksgiving, but according to every television commercial you see lately, it seems the only holiday being talked about is "Black Friday," which is unfortunate in my mind. Nothi... Read More
Light the night
November 14, 2014
Photo courtesy of Dora Miller (www.auroradora.com, www.facebook.com/capturedcontrast)In Alaska, the winters can get long, and for many of us, it's not the cold and the snow that seems to drag on, it's... Read More
Halloween fun
October 30, 2014
Ghosts and goblins abound in the Mat-Su Valley this weekend, as Halloween takes center stage at several events being held around the community. No matter how old your ghost or goblin is, there is boun... Read More
Reindeer Farm Fun Days
October 23, 2014
One of the most family-friendly activities in the Mat-Su Valley is the Reindeer Farm, located just outside Palmer on Bodenburg Butte Road. Throughout the summer, thousands of people visit the farm to ... Read More
Mighty Matanuska Brewfest
October 15, 2014
This weekend, brewers from around the state will convene on the Alaska State Fairgrounds for the Mighty Matanuska Brewfest. The event is one of several that showcases the ever-growing craft brewing sc... Read More
Termination time
October 3, 2014
It finally happened. Earlier this week, I drove to work and peeked at the peaks of the Chugach Mountains on a chilly morning following a rainy night, and there it was - "termination dust." O... Read More
Shaking it up
September 26, 2014
Yesterday morning, Southcentral Alaska was rocking and rolling, to the tune of a 6.2 earthquake centered in the Mat-Su Valley. Facebook and Twitter could barely keep up with the posts from everyone sh... 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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