Alaska Adventure

The Mat-Su Valley is amazing! – For a sneak peek check this link Yahoo Mat-Su!


We love our town!

Palmer Visitors Center

Be sure to stop by to walk through the gardens, gather information, visit the book store, be inspired through local history and art!

Matanuska River

The Matanuska River starts up north of Palmer at the Matanuska Glacier, and flows through Palmer.  Take a drive to see the Glacier and have a burger at Long Rifle Lodge which sits at the base of the Glacier

Alaska State Fair

The Alaska State Fair is the end of August thru Labor Day, held right in Palmer!

Gold Cord Lake Trail

A great hiking trail in Hatcher Pass – start at Independence Mine and end at beautiful Gold Cord Lake! Pass the historic Lynch cabin on your way – peak inside!

Pioneer Peak

Our all time favorite mountain – right across from the Campbell House!

Hike the Butte!

A few miles from the Campbell House -A great hike for either hard core or leisure hikes!  See Palmer and Knik Glacier from the top!


Original and Exciting!

Denali Highway is a beautiful drive!

The Denali Highway is a gravel road and a beautifully scenic drive!

Musk Ox Farm

Visit the Musk Ox farm in Palmer – located on the original 1935 Lentz Colony Farm.

Hatcher Pass

Hike, Bike, Ski, Snowboard, Picnic and more……all at Hatcher Pass!

Visit Matanuska Lake

Matanuska Lake ~ Beautiful!  Fun fishing from the shore or dock, located near the Campbell House on the Glenn Highway in Palmer.

Historic Independence Mine

Take a tour of Independence Mine – hike around scenic Hatcher Pass while you are there!