The Area

Alaska’s Matanuska Valley

Palmer is Alaska’s original colony settlement where farming and mining have always played a large role in the economy and the everyday life of its residents. From Matanuska Glacier, world class sport fishing and spectacular scenery to world record cabbages, gold panning and skiing, this community truly offers something for everyone.

Check out our list and links to local activities and attractions, or feel free to ask us for recommendations.

Hatcher Pass

Independence Gold Mine

Chugach State Park

Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

Colony House Museum

Iditarod Headquarters & Museum

Musk Ox Farm

Reindeer Farm

Mat-Su CVB

Palmer Chamber of Commerce

Alaska State Fair

The Alaska Railroad