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Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Visitors Center

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Address: Mile 35.5 Parks Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone Number: 907 746 5000
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Visitor center

Lots of good information about the area and other parts of Alaska The road to the visitor center has some great pullover spots for picture taking

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
John O
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Wytheville
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This visitor center has a lot of hands-on things for the kids to explore and is done as nicely as a museum. We really enjoyed spending a lot of time there, taking our time at each station to read and learn from the great displays. Very well lit, nicely maintained, great staff, easy to find.

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Thank listinak
Brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The ladies working there are very kind and willing to help, however they did not seem to be well rounded in the area. They did not know many places around Alaska to offer guidance and the places they knew of they didn't know too many details. I would not recommend seeking advice from them.

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Wytheville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lots of good information about the area and other parts of Alaska The road to the visitor center has some great pullover spots for picture taking

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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1 Thank Mary F
Wasilla, Alaska
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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