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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The Fantasticks

This is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart…sort of. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into… More Info

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

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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.


Liquid gold
April 14, 2016
Birch syrup is used in a variety of Alaska products, including jams and jellies, craft beer, candies and baked goods. Alaska has long been known for its Gold Rush era history, but little know abo... Read More
Staycation time
April 2, 2016
Each year, we have a booth at the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show and the Great Alaska Sportsmans Show (going on this week in Anchorage). And each year, it seems a major incentive to locals picking up a copy ... Read More
Last Great Race
March 2, 2016
This Sunday, the Last Great Race - Iditarod - gets started on Willow Lake. It's a grand spectacle, as more than 700 dogs, nearly 80 mushers and thousands of race fans gather to kick off one of the mos... Read More
Week of adventure
February 26, 2016
Matanuska Glacier trekking in the winter is an amazing experience.This week, Anchorage hosted a 700-person conference of tour operators called Go West, and as part of the convention, Southcentral Alas... Read More
Ice fishing fun
February 16, 2016
The Mat-Su Kids Ice Fishing Derby had several hundred anglers in 2015. On Saturday, Feb. 20, Finger Lake is an ice fishing Mecca for kids of all ages, as the Mat-Su Kids Ice Fishing Derby takes p... Read More
Ag gets the spotlight
February 11, 2016
The Mat-Su Valley has long had a rich agricultural history, and that history is getting a new chapter with two exciting developments in the last few weeks.Palmer's agricultural history can be traced b... Read More

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Video Gallery

Video Gallery

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Helpful resources

Helpful resources

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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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