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Matanuska Glacier

Some 18,000 years ago this glacier covered the entire area where the city of Palmer sits today. It must have appeared a supernatural force back then, whereas these days it’s merely a grand spectacle and open geologi…
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Grand View Cafe

At Mile 109.5, find this home-spun purveyor of American road-trip favorites. You can't go wrong with the Reuben sandwich with some free (if slow) wi-fi on the side. It also starts baking pizzas around 3pm every day.
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Alpine Historical Park

This park preserves several buildings, including the Chickaloon Bunkhouse, the spirit house of Ahtna Indian John Goodlataw (a spirit house is a blend of indigenous holy lodge and Russian Orthodox place of worship), …
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Long Rifle Lodge

Besides boasting some excellent taxidermy specimens, the Long Rifle's restaurant has a decent menu of burgers, chicken salads and fish tacos, plus excellent views of the glacier. Make sure to grab a slice of pie bef…