- The list below includes 44 free or cheap things to do in or near Wasilla, Alaska, including 33 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Parks, Kayaking and Off Road & ATV.
- From Independence Mine State Historical Park to Newcomb Park Wasilla Lake, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wasilla and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Palmer, Eagle River, Anchorage and Girdwood.
A popular touristic attraction in the warm season for its scenic train-trips, the Alaska Railroad Depot offers 12-hour rides, in which wildlife can be spotted, and scenery can be admired. One of the stops is at the Denali National Park.
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Encompassing 110 acres of boreal forest, the Alaska Botanical Garden provides visitors with the opportunity to see a wide array of native Alaskan trees and flowers. The garden is a research site, and is available for event rentals, as well.
With a total length of 11 miles, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers the hikers and the bikers a view of the ocean and of Mount McKinley. It is popular among wildlife watchers, this being the home of moose, wolves, porcupines, and many species of birds.
Encompassing over seven acres every summer weekend, Downtown Saturday Market, features over 300 vendors serving Alaskan-made goods and foods. Visitors can find freshly prepared foods, fish markets, baked goods, crafts and more while enjoying live entertainment throughout the day.
A natural history museum focused on Alaskan, American, and global history, the Anchorage Museum features an array of exhibits. The museum features a polar lab, a timeline of Alaskan history, and a changing slate of visiting exhibits.
The 134.38-acre Earthquake Park has been left as the area was found following the March 27, 1964, 8.5 Richter Scale four minute earthquake, as a memorial to the event. At the park, visitors can stroll on part of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and view earthquake informational kiosks.
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. specializes in Artic Devil Barley Wine, Sex Machine Sour Brown Beer, T.R.E.A. T. Imperial Chocolate Porter beer, and Trickster Pumpkin Ale, which is distributes in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California and New York City. At their Anchorage location, the company serves 16 beers and two s…