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Wasilla

4.4
Specialty Museums · Breweries · Parks
Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state. The city's population was 7,831 at the 2010 census. Estimates in 2013 put the population at roughly 8,621. Wasilla is the largest city in the borough and a part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 396,142 in 2013.Established at the intersection of the Alaska Railroad and Old Carle Wagon Road, the city prospered at the expense of the nearby mining town of Knik. Historically entrepreneurial, the economic base shifted in the 1970s from small-scale agriculture and recreation to support for workers employed in Anchorage or on Alaska's North Slope oilfields and related infrastructure. The George Parks Highway turned the town into a commuter suburb of Anchorage. Several state and federal agencies have offices in Wasilla, including the Alaska Departments of Environmental Conservation, Labor and Divisions of Public Assistance, Social Services.
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Iditarod Headquarters ©
Specialty Museum
Iditarod Headquarters
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail
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Wasilla Creek Wetlands Trail
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Alaska Live Steamers ©
Landmark
Alaska Live Steamers
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Settlers Bay Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Settlers Bay Golf Course
4.8
Duration: 6 hours

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Duration: 2 hours
Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
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Matanuska Glacier ©
Geologic Formation
Matanuska Glacier Alaska
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Wasilla

iFishAlaska Guide Service ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
iFishAlaska Guide Service
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Bearpaw River Brewing Company ©
Brewery
Bearpaw River Brewing Company
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry ©
Specialty Museum
Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center ©
Specialty Museum
Wasilla Museum & Visitor Center
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Wasilla

Nancy Lakes Recreation Area ©
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Nancy Lakes Recreation Area
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Wasilla

Knik Museum and Musher's Hall of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
Knik Museum and Musher's Hall of Fame
3.3
Duration: 2 hours

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