Museum in Palmer

Colony House Museum

This friendly museum is run by Colony descendents, and their enthusiasm for Palmer’s history is evident. Take the time for a guided tour, and you’ll leave with an appreciation of the enormity of the colonizing proje…
Museum in Palmer

Palmer Museum of History & Art

The log cabin that used to be just a visitor center is now more museum than brochures with local art and interesting displays on Palmer’s agricultural past.
Farm in Palmer

Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm

South of Palmer, Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm is the largest pick-your-own-vegetables place in the Mat-Su Valley, with would-be farmers in the fields from July to early October picking everything from peas and potatoes…
Farm in Palmer

Reindeer Farm

The Reindeer Farm is one of the original Colony farms and a great place to bring the kids. Here they will be able to pet and feed the reindeer, and are encouraged to think the reindeer are connected to Santa. There …
Farm in Palmer

Musk Ox Farm

The Musk Ox Farm is the only domestic herd of these big, shaggy beasts in the world. These ice-age critters are intelligent enough to have evolved a complex social structure that allows survival under incredibly har…
Market in Palmer

Friday Fling

An open-air market with local produce, art, crafts, food and live music, held every Friday in summer.
Gardens in Palmer

Matanuska Valley Agricultural Showcase

A garden featuring flowers and the area’s famous oversized vegetables. But you have to be passing through in August if you want to see a cabbage bigger than a basketball. Every Friday during summer is Friday Fling, …
Glacier in Palmer

Knik Glacier

Trekkies take note: Knik Glacier is best known as the setting where a portion of Star Trek VI was filmed. You can get a partial view of the ice floe at Mile 7 of Knik River Rd off Old Glenn Hwy, but the best way to …