On this Anchorage day trip, join a small-group tour for a drive on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, passing farmland that grows record breaking produce on your way to the Talkeetna... Read more.
The Alaska cities of Palmer and Wasilla lie in the Mat-Su Valley or “The Valley”, as it’s known by locals, just 45 minutes from Anchorage en route to Denali National Park. This Alaska region was carved by glaciers and is bounded by the Chugach and Talkeetna mountains as well as by the Alaska Range. These towns are two of the fastest growing regions of Alaska, due to their proximity to Anchorage and the city’s country lifestyle.
The fertile farmland in the Palmer area of Alaska was first colonized in the 1930’s under a U.S. Government “New Deal” agricultural experiment. Today, the area is known as “Alaska’s breadbasket” as rich soil and long daylight hours allow local farmers to grow record setting vegetables, including 100 pound cabbages and 40 pound beets! These impressive giants are on display at the Alaska State Fair in August.
Nearby Wasilla, Alaska is the home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, known as “the Last Great Race on Earth“. Many Iditarod mushers call this area their home. Other Wasilla attractions include Independence Mine State Historical Park, as well as a reindeer and musk ox farm.
Begin your visit to Palmer and Wasilla here:
A one hour drive from Anchorage brings you to Knik River Lodge and the base of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. From Knik River Lodge’s base you will take a breathtaking 15... Read more.
This exciting Anchorage day tour combines helicopter flightseeing with dog sledding on an Alaska glacier and showcases Alaska’s wilderness by air and by sled! After a 1 to... Read more.
This day tour is just a 1-hour drive away from Anchorage and includes flightseeing and dog sledding, an unbeatable combination for any Alaska visitor interested in active outdoor... Read more.