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The Best Things to Do in Mat-Su Valley

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Mat-Su Valley

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Popular things to do in Mat-Su Valley

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State Park
Independence Mine State Historical Park Palmer
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Palmer
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Farm
Musk Ox Farm Palmer
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Talkeetna
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Most visitors remember Mat-Su Valley by a unique blend of alpine scenery and Midwestern farming communities--prepare to be struck by the size of the vegetables that grow on this fertile farmland. Opportunities for outdoor adventures abound, including scenic flights and expeditions to Denali, North America's tallest peak. Oozing a 1930s ambience, the downtown of Palmer takes you back to the time when the settlers from the Midwest came here as part of a New Deal relief program. Talkeetna takes you even farther back, to the turn of the 20th century when this tiny hamlet was a thriving gold-mining center. A classified National Historic Site, its downtown features dirt streets lined with log cabins and clapboard storefronts. Wherever your Mat-Su Valley trip may lead you, make sure to bring a camera for a poster-worthy shot of the area's beautiful landscapes. Plan the details of your Mat-Su Valley holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use United States trip planning site.

Museums in Mat-Su Valley

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History Museum
Talkeetna Historical Society Museum Talkeetna
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Iditarod Headquarters Wasilla
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry Wasilla
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center Wasilla
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Mat-Su Valley

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Knik Glacier Tours Palmer
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Talkeetna
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours Talkeetna
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
iFishAlaska Guide Service Wasilla
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Mat-Su Valley

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Water Body
Byers Lake Talkeetna
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Bodenburg Butte Palmer
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Government Peak Recreation Area Palmer
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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State Park
Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site Sutton
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Mat-Su Valley

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State Park
Denali State Park Trapper Creek
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Other
Dream a Dream Premier Iditarod Willow
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Matanuska Glacier Adventures Sutton
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail Wasilla
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Tours in Mat-Su Valley

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Talkeetna
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours Palmer
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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