- TripBuzz found 47 things to do with kids in or near Palmer, Alaska, including 31 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wasilla, Eagle River, Chickaloon and McCarthy.
- From Fishtale River Guides to Reindeer Farm, the Palmer area offers 42 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, History Museums, Farms & Ranches and Fishing.
- Just 45 minutes from Anchorage, Palmer, AK has a population of nearly 6,000 people. Palmer hosts the annual state-wide Alaska State Fair every year, which is a prominent event and attracts visitors from all over the state. For those who are interested in snow sports, Hatcher Pass offers opportunities to snowboard, ski, and snowmobile in the cold months.
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.
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.
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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.
Alaska State Fair Inc is a state fair that is known for growing record-setting giant vegetables and flower gardens. The fair offers year round horse shows, facility rentals, concerts, trade shows, and RV & boat storage.
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.
Collecting, preserving, and celebrating the history of Palmer, Alaska, The Palmer Historical Society maintains the Colony House Museum. The society hosts frequent history themed events, as well, and creates a periodic newsletter.