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Wasilla is in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough along the Parks Hwy in the Mat-Su Valley, 43 miles north of Anchorage.

Wasilla was named after the respected local Dena'ina Indian, Chief Wasilla.

Wasilla was a supply base for gold and coal mining in the region through WWII. Today Wasilla, population 5,100, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and the largest community between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Important to its economy are agriculture, building materials distribution, building truss manufacturing, concrete products millwork, steel fabrication and tourism.

The town is the headquarters of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race between Anchorage and Nome, held annually in March. Lakes Lucille and Wasilla, located within city limits, are used year round. Nearby Knik is a point of interest for history buffs.

The Wasilla Visitors Center is in the same building as the Dorothy Page Museum & Visitor Center.

Valley Academy Of Hair |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Alaska's Snowed Inn Bed & Breakfast | Anvil Creek Gold Mine B&B |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Great Bear Brewing Company |
History Knik Museum | Museum of Alaska Transportation & Indust |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Kozey Cabins | Tollers' Timbers Chalets |
City Parks Departments Wasilla Parks & Recreation |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Jerry Moses REALTOR | Phyllis Shafer Real Estate Agent | Ray W Wood Real Estate Agent |
RV campgrounds and dealers Best View RV Park |
Shopping Knik Knack Mud Shack | The Armoury |
Wildlife Viewing Alaska Good Time Charters | Bucking Horse Ranch |

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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.