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Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Visitors Center

Mile 35.5 Parks Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654
907 746 5000
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Wasilla
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wasilla, Alaska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Best little visitors center I've seen. They carry booklets and pamphlets for the entire state so you can plan your way in any direction ahead of time. Well informed people on staff to answer your questions. Take a peek at some of Alaska's native critters as well. Worth a stop in.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are interested in the old artifacts of Wasilla's beginning this is the place to visit. Well maintained and organized. Helpful and friendly docent.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went to get information for friends that will be visiting from the lower 48, young girl was very informative. The place is small and it smelled like urine, hence the average rating.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The hostess at the time was an enthusiastic hiker and told us some good trails to go on. We did and agreed with her descriptions.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Was nicely surprised when my husband and I stopped in. Not huge but very helpful information on the valley.

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New South Wales, Australia
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199 reviews 199 reviews
68 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Called in here as I had received so much good information from them during my pre-trip planning and we found ourselves with a free day whilst in the area. Staff manning the counter could really only suggest going out to Matanuska Glacier and didn't even know how long it would take to drive there. (2 hours??) Thought we'd have a... More 

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Peoria Il
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The highlight of this stop is the walk through flower/vegetable garden. Some beautiful photo ops. The log cabin visitor center is well maintained and has a few items for sale. Bathrooms, always a bonus, are clean and maintained.

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Anchorage
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Beautiful garden and old cabin that has been converted to a museum.

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Palmer, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Beautiful Log Cabin with a flower garden and a picnic table under a large shade tree.. Friendly helpful staff, a pot of good coffee (free) and a fantastic assortment of brochures. Some of the nicest, cleanest restrooms in the State; and free parking. Even locals visit the visitors center just to see what flowers are in bloom!

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Katy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

the mountains are beautiful, and it was very interesting to learn more about this part of Alaska.

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