- The list below includes 44 free or cheap things to do in or near Palmer, Alaska, including 33 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, History Museums, Farms & Ranches and Fishing.
- From Bodenburg Butte to Lazy Mountain, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Palmer and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wasilla, Eagle River, Anchorage and Girdwood.
Paint Nite 415 E Street, Anchorage, AK MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
Bodenburg Butte is a low isolated mountaintop nestled at the bottom of the Matanuska valley that has two trails, one maintained and the other side more adventurous. The best months are May to November. Allow for a 1-3 hour hike over 2 – 3hours depending on your fitness level.
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Knik River Rd, Mile 3.5, Palmer, AK 99645 MoreLess Info
A steep trail running near a river, Pioneer Ridge - Austin Helmers Trail is marked by small streams and swampy areas covered by bridges. There are many views of nearby waterfalls, and wildlife includes black bears.
The Palmer Visitor Information Center is a community-run hub for travelers and vacationers to the area to gain information about local activities and town festivals. The center also houses an art and history museum that specializes in local color.
The Reindeer Farm is a family run farm and home to 150 Reindeer, 35 Elk, 13 Horses, 1 Bull Moose, and 1 Bison. Other activities include hiking trails, horseback rides, Hay Rides, Tractor Rides, Hay Maze, Pototo Launching, face painting, Spooky walk, and Horse riding.
Musk Ox Farm is a historic 1930s-era Colony farm dedicated to the once endangered Ice Age mammal that roamed the earth alongside saber tooth tigers and woolly mammoths. View them on a walking tour or wander around the small museum and gift shop featuring hand-knit qiviut items.
Fishtale River Guides offer experienced fishing trips year-round for king and silver and other common salmon species. Enjoy a 6 or 8 hour river tour during the fishing season, or winter ice-fishing. Fishing and lodging packages are also available.
Drawing its name from Arkrose Peak, Arkrose Brewery is a seven barrel production microbrewery in Palmer Valley. The brewery offers a tasting room and hosts special events during the month involving tours, art, and chocolate. They feature four flagship beers.
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17435 Marcus Baker Drive, Palmer, AK 99654 MoreLess Info
Alaska All Terrain Tours - Day Tours offers patrons guided offroad tours of the Alaskan terrain on ATVs. Patrons will observe various birds, animal wildlife and scenery including whales, porpoises, seals, glaciers, puffins and sea otters. Lunch is also provided.