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Palmer Visitor Information Center

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Address: 723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645
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+1 907-746-7668
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Beautiful gardens

The visitor center itself is fairly small but has a lot of information packed in it! They have very friendly and informative staff. The very best part is their garden outside. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Crystal J
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visitor center itself is fairly small but has a lot of information packed in it! They have very friendly and informative staff. The very best part is their garden outside. It is filled with native plants that are all clearly marked with their name and scientific name. They also have gardens specifically for annuals that seem to change every... More 

Thank Crystal J
North Mackay, Australia
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109 reviews
83 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Called in on the Palmer Visitors Centre for maps and general information about the area and these we did get. What made the visit was a very interesting conversation with a gentleman called Richard who was very knowledgable about the history of the early settlements and development of the Palmer/ Wasilla area. We stayed much longer at the centre than... More 

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San Francisco, California
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365 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A great place to stop while heading up to Denali National Park. Just shortly over an hours drive from Anchorage. There is a Crossroads of the World sign right outside the Visitor Center that lists many major cities and their respectable distances from Palmer. A lot of interesting history inside the Visitor Center as there is a nice exhibit on... More 

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Palmer_Museum_Vic, General Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review. My staff does their best to ensure that all of our guests get the information they need and leave with smile. I will also be sure to pass on your compliments on the garden to our Head Gardener. Her and her team of volunteers work hard throughout the... More 

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stopped on a whim and we absolutely delighted. They had a mini-museum, with displays, informative signage and a great video about the New Deal experiment of bringing farmers from Wisconsin and Minnesota to form a farming community in the Palmer area. It was such a good video that we sat and watched the entire 45 minutes and then bought... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I stop by the visitor center to ask questions and get some information on activities in the area, they were very helpful! If you need maps or ideas this is the place to go.

Thank Anthony D
Palmer, Alaska
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you love framing and history, this is the place for you. They tons of the pictures of the early farmers. These people were moved up her during the dust bowl of the 30's. They also have most if not all the house plans and all of the out buildings

Thank shasamsamoyeds1151
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268 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Although this is a small visitor center with not a lot of exhibits, it had exhibits unique to this area. I was most interested in stopping here due to the way it was settled. Additionally, be sure to walk about the outdoor garden to see how huge vegetables grow in this area!

Thank Deb022
Battle Ground, Washington
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82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Beautiful flower and vegetable garden located alongside a well-made log building. More tourist things for sale than I expected, but good information from helpful people

Thank Gloria B
Miami, Florida
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98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The young guy that helped us was not motivated, I had to ask everything that I wanted to know about, nothing was spontaneous, he was pre-set for the Reindeer and Musk Ox farms, that's it. Please we go to spend money and there are many other places and things to do in the area.

2 Thank jdiaz51
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

She was so helpfup, called several places for us and let me talk with the places. There was the state fair....bad time to go,but it worked out

Thank Margaret B

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