This amazing museum is dedicated to Alaska Native Culture and traditions. Guests can interactively learn about this culture and in the summer guests can enroll to learn Alaska Native Dance, try a Native Gaming Event, and watch traditional art being created.
Explore Hatcher Pass and its vast hiking trails and beauty as well as a free self-guided tour of Independence mine. Learn what it was like to live and work in one of Alaska's largest gold mining camps.
One of the original Colony Farms, nestled at the foot of Bodenburg Butte, with a view of the Chugach Mountains and 6,385 foot Pioneer Peak. Walk with, hand feed and pet reindeer on the farm. You can also go horseback riding up onto the Butte for a panoramic view of the Matanuska Valley.
Musk Ox Farm is dedicated to the domestication of the musk ox, an Ice Age mammal that once roamed the earth alongside saber-tooth tigers and woolly mammoths. We welcome visitors to the farm for a close-up experience of these magnificent Paleolithic ruminants with guided tours and engaging exhibits.
"Even after the advent of the airplane, dog teams continued to be widely used for local transportation and day-to-day work. Mushers and their teams played important roles in World War II in Alaska, particularly in helping the famous Eskimo Scouts patrol the vast winter wilderness of western Alaska." Learn more at the museum which includes trophies, photos & videos of dog sledding, plus a gift shop & rides.
The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry (MATI) started in 1967 as the Air Progress Museum. It was a small collection of Alaskan transportation artifacts gathered for the centennial celebration of the United States purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867.
The Alaska State Fair, home of an abundance of diverse vendors, food to please every palate, rides, concerts, acrobats, animals, exceptional educational exhibits, record-setting giant vegetables and beautiful flower gardens.