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Things to Do in the
Matanuska Valley



The Palmer/Wasilla area of the Matanuska Valley has plenty of sights to see and many activities to experience. Plan to stay a few days to see it all. Click the links below for details. Our Vacation Home is perfectly located to access these attractions:
A hayfield near our lodging in Palmer, Alaska

Independence Mine AlaskaIndependence Gold Mine in Hatcher Pass

HATCHER PASS: (10 minutes)

Scenic drive
Hiking
Independence Mine & Historical Park
Gold panning
Biking

PALMER AREA: (10 minutes)

Musk Ox Farm
Reindeer Farm
Visitor's Center Museum & Vegetable Gardens
Colony House Museum
Matanuska ValleyMany activities in the scenic Matanuska Valley
Lifetime Adventures
Guided ATV Tours
River rafting
Golfing
Fishing
Flightseeing
Matanuska glacier trekking 
Knik Glacier Airboat Tours
Alaska State Fair (August).



WASILLA & NORTH VALLEY: (20-60 minutes)

Take a flightseeing trip over 10,000 year old ice! Your hosts flightseeing Denali

Iditarod Trail Headquarters  
Dorothy Page Museum & Historical Townsite
Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry
Kayaking; Guided and unguided
Golfing
Flightseeing
Swimming
Fishing
For salmon fishing on the Little Susitna River Contact FishTale River Guides


For more information, view Mat-Su Convention & Visitor's Bureau's  visitor information site, or visit  www.alaskavisit.com.   For quality accommodations in other areas of Alaska please visit the  Bed & Breakfast Association of Alaska .

If you are also heading south to the Kenai Peninsula, Rose Ridge recommends ... Alaska Coastal Explorer for Deep Sea Fishing in Seward.

 

Guide

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Flightseeing
  • Walk on a Glacier
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Historical Gold Mine


 

 

 

 

 

The Musk Ox farm near our accommodations

Matanuska Peak Hike

Hike Matanuska Peak for beautiful views


Matanuska Glacier Hike Don't miss the Matanuska Glacier -
walk on 10,000 year old ice!

 
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