About the Mat-Su Valley

FIND YOUR WAY TO ADVENTURE

Encompassing two major river drainages and thousands of miles of land, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is full of adventure! Locals call this area "the Mat-Su" or just "the Valley" for short. 35 miles north of Anchorage, we are convenient for a day trip. Better yet, with so much wide open space to explore, use the Mat-Su as your adventure hub. Once you're here and discover all there is to see and do, you can't help but say, Yahoo, Mat-Su!

STAMP YOUR PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE

Because we are a borough you won't find the Mat-Su Valley outlined on most state maps. However, the area includes several better-known communities like Wasilla, Palmer and Talkeetna. We've organized our area into five regions highlighting the geographic draw: Glacier Country, Gold Rush Country, Lake Country, Denali Country and Off the Beaten Path. Visit each of these regions to fill your passport to adventure! The suggested itineraries are a great place to start your planning.

MAT-SU PAST AND PRESENT

The history of the Mat-Su Valley is diverse. From gold mining to agriculture, communities were founded for many different reasons. Find out more about our history.

Chambers of Commerce:
Big Lake Chamber of Commerce - http://www.biglakechamber.org/
Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce - http://www.palmerchamber.org/
Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce - http://www.wasillachamber.org/
Houston Chamber of Commerce - http://www.houston-ak.gov

Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce - http://www.talkeetnachamber.com/
Willow Chamber of Commerce - http://www.willowchamber.org/

Municipalities:
City of Wasilla - http://www.cityofwasilla.com/
City of Houston - http://www.houston-ak.gov 
City of Palmer - http://www.cityofpalmer.org/

Borough Sites:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough - http://www.matsugov.us/