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Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Visitors Center

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Address: Mile 35.5 Parks Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654
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+1 907-746-5000
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful view, lots of information

The visitors center has a beautiful view of Pioneer Peak .provides lots of information for the area and it's attractions. Has a nice Veterans Memorial on its lawn. Plans are to... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The visitors center has a beautiful view of Pioneer Peak .provides lots of information for the area and it's attractions. Has a nice Veterans Memorial on its lawn. Plans are to move it across the highway to a new facility in the next couple years.

Thank AlaskaDCW
Elkview, West Virginia
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164 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Nice pull out areas for beautiful scenery on the drive up. The visitor center is small but well stocked with information on the area and has a nice museum. Staff were helpful.

Thank Lqchar
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016

As you drive through the MatSu Valley you see waterfalls, moose, glaciers, beautiful foliage.It is breath taking.

Thank Jeanne H
San Antonio, Texas
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93 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 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.

Thank listinak
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 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.

Thank Avrohom W
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 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

Thank John O
Wasilla, Alaska
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 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.

1 Thank Waysidebnb
Wasilla, Alaska
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105 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 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.

1 Thank Mary F
Wasilla, Alaska
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Thank myfaironepb
Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 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.

2 Thank Brent G

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