Old Wasilla Townsite Local historians were quick to realize how much of the town's history was being lost to development, so they made an early and wise effort to preserve several cherished structures, including Wasilla's 1917 one room school house, the Herning-Teeland-Mead house, the Paddy Marion cabin, Walter Trensch cabin, Shorty Gustafson barn, the Blacksmith shop, a sauna bath house and the Capitol Site building. Behind the Dorothy G.
The Eklutna Village site has been inhabited by the Dena'ina Athabascan Indians since about 1650. Here you can learn about their traditional lifestyle and visit a number of attractions, including the Eklutna Village Heritage House, with historical exhibits and Native art; the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, originally built in the 1830s and reconstructed in the 1970s; the new St.
Come observe, photograph and interact with these Ice Age animals at close range, as you learn from our guides and educational exhibits about their fascinating natural history, the domestication project, and how their fine underwool, called qiviut, is the basis of an Arctic native textile industry which provides an economic supplement to subsistence communities throughout Alaska.
Knik Glacier is located on the northern edge of Alaska's Chugach mountains. Over 28 miles and 5 miles Alaska's greatest rivers of ice. A unique microclimate or "rain shadow" has created a truly diverse ecosystem. A northern desert surrounded by snow covered peaks, hanging glaciers, and waterfalls.
Hatcher Pass (3886 ft./1148 m.) is a mountain pass through the southwest part of the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska. It is named after Robert Hatcher, a prospector and miner. Photos of Hatcher's Pass
The Alaska State Fair is the home of record-setting giant vegetables and beautiful flower gardens. Nestled in the heart of the Chugach Mountains, in the fertile Matanuska-Susitna Valley the Fairgrounds are just an hour north of Anchorage. Each Fall, the Fair provides a setting for Alaska's last blast of summer, a showcase of Alaska's uniqueness and beauty.
Wolf Country U.S.A. located at Mile 52 Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska, north of Anchorage. Try your luck at Gold Panning and shop in our one-of-a-kind Gift Shop here in the Valley, all surrounded by the beautiful Alaskan mountain ranges with their snow capped tops.
You can’t compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod.