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Palmer is located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough at the intersection of the Glenn Hwy/Tok Cutoff and Parks Hwy. It is the center of activity for the Matanuska and Susitna (Mat-Su) valleys. It was founded in 1916 as a stop on the Alaska Railroad.

The lush soil of the valley combined with the length of the growing season days make the area famous for its oversized produce. The Alaska State Fair runs the last 11 days in August each year.

The area is surrounded by the Chugach Mountain Range and Talkeetna Mountain Range. Hatcher Pass and the Matanuska Glacier are nearby. The log cabin Visitors Center is on S Valley Way at E Fireweed Ave.

Palmer |
Sources of Alaska Information Mat-Su Visitors Center | Alaska State Fair |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Alaska Gold Rush Bed and Breakfast | Alaska's Harvest Bed and Breakfast |
History Church of a Thousand Logs |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Glacier Park Resort | Hicks Creek Roadhouse | Rose Ridge Bed & Breakfast |
Science Alaska Wilderness Tours |
Shopping Pioneer Square Shopping Center |
Sports and Sporting Events D&S Alaskan Trail Rides Inc. |
Wildlife Viewing Windborne Farm Alpacas | Location: Palmer Alaska 99645

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Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage AK March28 The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America's most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield. The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities.
Anchorage Festival of Music Anchorage AK April14 The Anchorage Festival of Music is a non-profit community organization dedicated to presenting classical music and educational opportunities in music for the people of Alaska. It is supported in part by grants from the Atwood Foundation, Getty Foundation, Carr Foundations and by major contributions from corporations, as well as generous contributions of time and financial support from many individuals and businesses.
Slam'n Salm'n Derby Anchorage AK June7-16 Win a boat, motor, and trailer.
Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon Anchorage AK June22 The Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon includes, a marathon (26.2 miles), marathon relay (4 X 6.5 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles). five miler (5.6 miles), and a youth cup (1.6 miles).
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 Located in Eagle River, in the parking lot south of the Garcia's Restaurant, the Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court is a great place to find live entertainment, a variety of great food, and shopping for everyone. Definitely the perfect place to take your family!
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 This event includes, US Army & AK National Guard Games & Exhibit, 3 on 3 BB Tourney, Celebrity Jeopardy, Community Service Awards, Classic 5K Race, Bear Paw's Got Talent, Grand Parade, Motorcycle Show, Bear Paw Photo Contest, Bear Paw Quilt Exhibit & Events, Bear Paw Royalty Pageant, Chepo's Classic Car Show, Community Entertainment on Stage, Dog & Owner Look A Like with VCA, and much more.