Machetanz Arts Festival
The Machetanz Arts Festival is five days of interactive workshops, artist presentations and much more. Featured artist Dean Larson will host a four-day workshop starting on June 2, while one- and two-day… 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
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.
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!
You'll find a wide variety of lodging options to fit your preferences and budget. Choose from comfo...
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Alaska adventure is everywhere in the Mat-Su Valley! Summer and winter you will find a wide variety...
Three mountain ranges... 2,000 miles of trails... thousands of lakes... hundreds of miles of rivers...
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Alaska winters are spectacular in the Mat-Su Valley. Alpenglow sunsets over Denali, winter ice fish...
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