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Palmer Visitor Information Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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What a garden

We were pleasantly surprised with this place. The center is chock full of history. Outside in the... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2019
Lakeville, Massachusetts

Enjoyed seeing the history of Palmer and how it became the agricultural center it is today.Learning... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2019
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645-6601
+1 907-746-7668
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Reviewed September 2, 2019

We were pleasantly surprised with this place. The center is chock full of history. Outside in the gardens was amazing. We do a lot of garden tours and we were thrilled to see the caliber of plantings throughout the space. Wow!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 19, 2019

Enjoyed seeing the history of Palmer and how it became the agricultural center it is today.Learning of the homesteaders that arrived there and the struggles they had to overcome.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 123Gunther123
Reviewed August 5, 2019

The staff was awsome. She spend quite some time to give me all the information I asked for and good tips on what trails are doable at my condition (age) in one day :) . She sahred about Palmer's history and I visited some local...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Stopped by the visitors center for information about the area. There was a small historical museum here. Didn't take long go through the museum, however, there was a 90 minute film of the history of Palmer if one wants to take the time to watch.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed July 19, 2019

The Center offer a look of information about the current area as well as contains a small museum that has displays detailing the life from the '30's & 40's. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bob H
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

The Director was extremely helpful and informative. He told us the best places to go and even gave us a map to guide us on our destinations. He told us the best route to take for our visits to the destinations. Thank you for a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank teressaj5stars
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Amazing gardens with friendly and informative docents. Displays and film history were well done and very interesting. Just “happened in” after seeking out the Friday Farmer’s market. What a gem! Well worth visiting, especially if you are a flower lover!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank RWCrockett
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Great stop for getting your bearings in Alaska and how to spend your time. The garden was beautiful, nice souvenirs and super friendly staff.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Valerie M
Reviewed July 3, 2019

We stopped in the Visitor Center for info and twice and both times we were met with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We we only in town for two nights, but we visited the garden behind the Visitor Center three times. It was really interesting and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank LoveTravel80796
Reviewed June 17, 2019

If you wish to know where to visit and get good info, that is the place. There are also changing exhibitions as well as good photos and historical facts regarding the town.

Date of experience: June 2019
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August 27, 2018|
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Response from Cc2cct | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't often check back. There is a "People Mover" bus from Anchorage to Palmer. I believe it drops off near the Mat-Su hospital. But you would have to transfer to the local Mat-Su Transit bus to take you to... More
May 10, 2018|
Response from BroMattAz | Reviewed this property |
The garden area is open to everyone, but I do not know if they do organized tours of it.
Eleena K
March 6, 2018|
Response from Cc2cct | Reviewed this property |
The cosmetology industry is great! It's not my field but I know many places are hard to get into because everyone is so busy. I don't think you'd have to worry about finding work.