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Visitors

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Borough Map 2

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Online Availability Report

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Video and Photo Tour

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Transportation and Maps

Mileage Chart and Maps

The Mat-Su Valley is a large area spanning over 23,000 square miles! Review a mileage chart and map to help you find your way. More Info

Where is Mat-Su, Alaska?

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, or Mat-Su, is centrally located between Anchorage and Denali National Park and Preserve in Southcentral Alaska.

Three major Alaska highways traverse the Mat-Su, connecting visitors and RV travelers to Alaska's most accessible and varied wilderness - the Glenn Highway, Parks Highway and Denali Highway. View Alaska Road Trips

How to get to the Mat-Su

Driving from Anchorage? Drive north via the Glenn Highway (Alaska Route 1). The Parks Highway splits off at mile 35 for Wasilla, Knik, Houston, Willow, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Denali National Park and Denali State Park. Continue on the Glenn Highway to reach Palmer, Sutton, Chickaloon, Eureka and Lake Louise.

From Fairbanks go south on the Parks Highway (Alaska Route 3) to enter the north end of the Mat-Su Valley, which begins south of Cantwell.

If you're driving up the Alaska Highway, take the Richardson Highway from Tok to Glennallen. Turn on the Glenn Highway and head west. The Mat-Su Valley's most eastern border is Lake Louise.

Ride the Rails. Train service to Wasilla and Talkeetna from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Denali National Park is offered daily from May to September and weekends in winter.

Rent a motorhome. With more than two dozen RV parks, campgrounds and recreation sites, the Mat-Su Valley is a top destination for travelers on wheels. Alaska RV rentals are available in Anchorage and Wasilla. Find a business

Catch a ride! Shuttle, taxi, limousine and motorcoach service is available from Anchorage, Fairbanks and other cities in between. Find a business

Getting Around the Mat-Su

The Mat-Su Valley encompasses more than 23,000 square miles! Click here for an Alaska Highway map and Alaska Highway mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su Valley, as well as other highlights throughout Alaska.

Getting to Alaska

Travel to Alaska is by air, sea and land. Visit the Official State of Alaska Visitor Website to view mileage charts, common transportation routes and specific information on these different forms of transportation.

Planes, trains and automobiles! Find the mode of transportation that will best fit your time and budget needs.

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The Alaska Park Connection offers twice daily summer coach service between Anchorage and Denali Park or Seward, including same day connecting service between Denali Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward. We also offer service between Anchorage and Whittier on cruise  more

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Video Photo Tour

Video Photo Tour

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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

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Dining in Mat-Su

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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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