This tour from Talkeetna treats you to a scenic journey aboard the 52-passenger “Talkeetna Queen” and will give you the opportunity to experience wildlife, folklore, and... Read more.
“Talkeetna” means “River of Plenty” in the Dena’ina Indian language. Located 2.5 hours north of Anchorage at the confluence of three major rivers (the Susitna, the Talkeetna and the Chulitna River), the historic village of Talkeetna is nestled at the base of Mount McKinley (Denali), North America’s tallest peak. Talkeetna offered an abundant harvest for the Dena’ina Indians who hunted and fished this area for centuries. In the late 1890’s, a trading station was located along the riverfront to supply trappers and miners. The town’s site was established during the construction of the Alaska Railroad.
Talkeetna has an outstanding panoramic view of the Alaska Range that can be enjoyed and photographed from several places as you wander through this town and discover what this unique location has to offer. Activities popular for visitors to Talkeetna include flightseeing, fishing, riverboat tours, hiking, Nordic skiing, mushing, mountain climbing. Talkeetna is a classic Alaskan destination to enjoy no matter what time of the year you visit.