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Talkeetna | Mat-Su

Talkeetna was established as a mining town and trading post before Wasilla or Anchorage existed. Several of its buildings are historical landmarks. The Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers join the Susitna River at the end of Main Street and the town takes its name from an Indian word K’Dalkitnu, meaning, “rivers of plenty”.

Legends, lore and history abound in Talkeetna. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover fascinating stories of Talkeetna’s past, Denali climbers, and frontier living as you stroll through the Downtown Historic District, perhaps stopping in at the Historic Fairview Inn to whet your whistle, where President Harding did as much when he paid the town a visit in 1923. Many artisans, crafters and musicians make this their home. Summer events include ‘Moose on Parade’, which kicks off in May presenting decorated ‘Moose’ all over Talkeetna. Pick up a map marking locations from one of the stores in town or at the Chamber’s info kiosk. The event ends with a ‘Moose Art’ parade on the 4th of July followed by a fund-raising auction.

Mountain climbers from all over the world come to Talkeetna to challenge Denali (Mount McKinley), adding an international flavor to the town. Most of the climbers fly to the Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp, located at an elevation of 7,200 feet. Scenic flights are offered by local air services and give visitors the thrill of seeing North America’s tallest mountain up close.


Visitor Information

The Talkeetna/Denali Visitor Center is at the junction of the Parks Highway & Talkeetna Spur Road and also beside Nagleys on Main Street.
www.talkeetnachamber.org

Talkeetna Historical Society is at the Little Red School House Museum on Main Street.

Talkeetna Ranger Station has information on climbing Denali (Mt. McKinley) and backcountry access to the National Park as well as interpretive programs and a bookstore. It is on B street. 907-733-2231

 


Talkeeetna Camper Park

mile 13.7 Talkeetna Spur Road,. A full service RV park, laundry, private baths, close to downtown. Reservations recommended. 907-733-2693

Talkeeetna Camper Park

mile 13.7 Talkeetna Spur Road,. A full service RV park, laundry, private baths, close to downtown. Reservations recommended. 907-733-2693

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