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Choose from fine dining to down home cafes and everything in between. The Mat-Su Valley has dining options in every region for every taste.
One of the unique things about the Mat-Su Valley is that it's the agricultural hub of Alaska, and many of these restaurants use ingredients grown locally right here in the Mat-Su Valley. The farm-to-table dining experiences are plentiful. We often tell our friends who travel from Anchorage that they've traveled farther than their food has when dining in Palmer. Turkey Red in downtown Palmer, for example, exclusively uses locally grown vegetables on their menu, and they aren't alone - you'll find fresh vegetables such as lettuce, onions, carrots and more on your plate. Alaska Grown - none fresher!
Talkeetna has the Wine Spectator-award winning Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge for fine dining, but also boasts local food trucks in the downtown area as well. The food options are as diverse as the people in the Mat-Su Valley.
The Mat-Su Valley is also a vibrant part of Alaska's growing craft beer scene. Three microbreweries - Arkose Brewery in Palmer, Last Frontier in Wasilla and Denali Brewing Company in Talkeetna - have opened in the last six years, turning out unique brews and standard favorites.
Don't be surprised if your portions are Alaska-sized. This is just part of our style. Bon appétit!
Long Rifle Lodge overlooks the Matanuska Glacier and contains an extensive collection of Alaskan animals. We offer homemade meals, a hotel, cabins, and a gas station. Don't forget your camera! more
First-class lodge in a spectacular glacial river valley. Dine at the Resurrection Roadhouse serving Alaska specialties and local ales on tap. Exit Glacier guided tours. Complimentary shuttle to local activities. more
Sheep Mountain Lodge offers guest cabins, each with a private bathroom, deck and great mountain views. The lodge restaurant features fresh Alaska seafood and homemade desserts. Hiking trails, wildlife viewing, hot tub and sauna. more
Explore Denali's south side. Breathtaking views of Mt. McKinley. Wine Spectator Award. Casual and fine dining. Complimentary local shuttles. Activities include jet boat tours or flightseeing with glacier landings. more
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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