Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry gives an historical perspective of the inventiveness, ingenuity, adaptability and pioneer spirit necessary to tame the “Last Frontier.” Handmade autos, trains, snow machines, boats, military planes, and mining, are just some of the historical exhibits on this 20-acre indoor and outdoor museum. Inside you will learn about Alaska Pioneering women, gold mining and aviation. Only four miles from downtown Wasilla, kids love the vintage train displays.
The museum is self-guided, with information cards and displays on everything from telephones to farming equipment. The largest exhibit is trains, with four old cars, plus the original Matanuska Train Stop building. It’s open during special events, which occur most weekends: vintage car shows, 4×4 displays and more.
You can see the car that President Harding toured Alaska in, plus look at some of the original Palmer farm equipment.
There’s a gift shop and a park with picnic tables and miniature trains, a perfect place to spend a couple hours.
Stop along the Parks Hwy and see the museum, have a picnic and relax. 3800 W. Museum Dr. (Mile 47 Parks Highway)
Open Mother’s Day to Labor Day, 10-5 daily; Closed in winter.