Talkeetna trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Talkeetna is a census-designated place in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Anchorage metropolitan statistical area. At the 2010 census the population was 876.GeographyTalkeetna is located at at the confluence of three rivers, the Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna. Talkeetna began in 1916 when the area was chosen as a district headquarters for the Alaska Railroad. A post office opened as well as a sawmill, trading post, cigar and donkey store and other businesses as well as many cabins. In 1917, the residents encouraged the government to survey the lots on which their homes stood. In 1919, the railroad surveyed and auctioned eighty lots, 41 of which already had permanent structures on them. The average price at the sale was $14.25. Flightseeing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting make up a large portion of the local economy. Talkeetna is a 2½-hour drive from Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. The core downtown area is classified as a National Historic Site, with buildings dating from the early 1900s including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 42.9sqmi, of which, 41.6sqmi of it is land and 1.4sqmi of it is water.When using our United States trip builder, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Talkeetna
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Talkeetna
Side trips from Talkeetna
Hidden gems in Talkeetna
Museums in Talkeetna
Nature in Talkeetna
Places to visit with Talkeetna
FairbanksTrip planner BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Nightlife, Natural History Museum AnchorageTrip planner BEST FOR: Nature / Park, Specialty Museum, Hiking Trail SewardTrip planner BEST FOR: Dolphin / Whale Watching, Kayaking / Canoeing, Aquarium JuneauTrip planner BEST FOR: Dolphin / Whale Watching, Geologic Formation, Lookout KetchikanTrip planner BEST FOR: Fishing Charter / Tour, Historic Walking Area, Performance
Recently planned trips to Talkeetna
13 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ketchikan Juneau Valdez 42 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ketchikan Sitka Skagway 15 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES Juneau Haines Skagway 60 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ketchikan Sitka Juneau 49 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ketchikan Wrangell Sitka 49 days in Alaska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Fairbanks Denali National Park and Preserve Talkeetna