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About Wasilla

Well known as the home of the Iditarod Dogsled Race and Iditarod Headquarters, Wasilla is the largest town in the Mat-Su Valley and is a key location for a broad spectrum of year round activities.


Most memorable for its spectacular scenery, including several breathtaking mountain ranges, Wasilla is also home to the Knik Glacier which melts into the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet.

Located at the northern tip of the Knik Arm, Wasilla is the geographic hub of the area. Along with its sister city, Palmer, Wasilla provides services for the residents of the Mat-Su Valley, which, incidentally, is larger than many states in the lower 48.

Recreational services include guides for fishing and hunting, as well as glacier tours, four wheeling, bush trips, flightseeing, and a wide variety of summer and winter sports. Art galleries, theater productions, nightlife which includes cowboy bars and more, and a variety of dining establishments ranging from fine dining to fast food are among the options available to visitors.

A new state of the art hospital and medical services from many local specialists mean that visitors and residents no longer have to make a trip to Anchorage for illnesses and emergencies.

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