Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau
Just 35 miles north of Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley has it all. Visit Wasilla, Palmer, Talkeetna and the Glenn Highway North. Visit our site and request a visitor guide to plan your trip north. Located between Anchorage – Denali National Park – Valdez, the Mat-Su Valley is ideally situation as a hub for any Alaska Trip. The area is diverse and boasts remote wilderness and classic Alaskan communities like Palmer, Wasilla and Talkeetna. Top attractions include Knik and Matanuska Glaciers, spectacular Denali country, 2,000 miles of hiking trails, gold mining history and Independence Mine and Hatcher Pass, Iditarod Trail Headquarters, the Alaska State Fair and McKinley flight tours. Land on a glacier high in the Alaska Range or take a jet boat tour – Talkeetna is the gateway to Denali. Or take a drive north on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway for spectacular views of mountain ranges, glaciers and rivers. And that’s just for starters!