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Talkeetna, an Indian word meaning "where the rivers join" is located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough at the junction of the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers. Originally the site of a Tanaina Indian village, Talkeetna was established as a mining town and trading post in 1896. The town of Talkeetna was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Talkeetna is close to Denali National Park and Preserve and is the departure point for many climbing expeditions on Mount McKinley.

Talkeetna | Doug Geeting Aviation | Mary Carey Fiddlehead Fern Farm |
History Museum of Northern Adventure |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts High Lake Lodge | Talkeetna Hostel International | Talkeetna Roadhouse |
Shopping Cuda's Millworks |
Sports and Sporting Events Chad Valentine's Denali Anglers | Larson Lake Lodge | Location: Talkeetna Alaska 99676

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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.