Discover Unlimited Beauty
Welcome to Palmer, the only place in Alaska where you can do your “Alaska Bucketlist” in one go. With beautiful mountain vistas and riverine valleys, Palmer is known for its natural beauty and small town charm. As a year-round adventureland, Palmer is one of the places you’ll come back to again and again. From snowy peaks, to expansive valleys you’ll find just what you’re looking for in our little community. But what makes this place so incredibly unique is the endless community events, gatherings, and outdoor activities that will keep you and your family entertained during your stay. Below you’ll find even more things to do and places to explore.
Palmer Historic District Tour
Experience the story of Palmer and the Matanuska Colony
We offers three different types of tours of Palmer’s Historic District. You can experience the story of Palmer and the Matanuska Colony by taking a guided tour given by a knowledgeable local, you can go at your own pace by taking a self-guided audio tour, or you can schedule a private tour.
FOR EVERY SEASON
Nestled between two mountain ranges, Palmer provides some of the easiest access to the backcountry in Alaska.
From winter back country skiing, to ATV adventures, from single track mountain biking to hiking, from world-class fishing to birding, Palmer truly is a mecca for the outdoor enthusiast. Whether are looking for alpine adventures or river rafting, you are bound to find the outdoor adventure to fit your skill and interest throughout the year.
Palmer Insider’s Blog
Reading Palmer’s History
Palmer Trails Beckon to Families
Looking for the Easiest, Best Hikes in Alaska? Visit Palmer
Local writers you can trust
Palmer’s Unofficial Cheerleader
and Former Palmer City Councilwoman