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Glacier Country (includes Palmer)
MATANUSKA & KNIK GLACIERS: Millions of years ago these glaciers once covered a majority of the Matanuska Valley. The silt left behind combined with long daylight hours has made the area very fertile - conducive to growing a variety of vegetables, hay and legendary giant cabbages. Today, explore the Matanuska Glacier on a trek or ice climb. Easy to get to, it's one of the few road accessible glaciers in the state. Boat ride or take an ATV tour to the Knik Glacier where wildlife spottings are not uncommon. This is only an hour from Anchorage! You can purchase sweet Alaska Grown vegetables at farmers markets or local grocery stores to taste nature's bounty for yourself.
You'll find the communities of Palmer, Sutton, Chickaloon and Eureka in Glacier Country. To get to Glacier Country travel along the Glenn Highway, on your way to other Alaska communities like Tok, Glennallen or Valdez.
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Palmer Chamber offices are located inside the 'Log Cabin' Visitor Information Center, located in downtown Palmer. It also hosts an area-wide museum and one of Alaska's most impressive gardens. more
Stay in your own authentic Alaskan log cabin with all the modern conveniences including breakfast and WiFi. Nestled at the base of beautiful Hatcher Pass only minutes from Wasilla & Palmer. more
Family owned and operated with a family-friendly atmosphere. We offer camping, picnicing, boat rentals and fishing. Visit us for a time of outdoor recreation and relaxation. The 2012 Summer Season marks the 60th anniversary for our business. In celebration, we will be more
Knik Glacier visitor information near Palmer. Daily natural history tours to Knik Glacier, Alaska's premier natural wonder. Four hour tours $60 overnight from $100. Kayaking, hiking, wildlife viewing. Campers and RVs welcome. more
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
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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