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Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Visitors Center

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

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Beautiful scenery

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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Elkview, West Virginia
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Elkview, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank listinak
Brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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Thank Avrohom W
Wytheville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Was nicely surprised when my husband and I stopped in. Not huge but very helpful information on the valley.

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Thank Kim B

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