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Top Choice Glacier in Matanuska Glacier to Palmer

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…
Top Choice Amusement Park in Tok

Mukluk Land

It's hard to miss Mukluk Land. The entrance, after all, is marked by a giant red boot. But more importantly: you shouldn't miss Mukluk Land. Is it a theme park? Sure – this is Disney World...if Disney World were mad…
Top Choice Brewery in Denali National Park & Preserve

49th State Brewing Company

You can have the best evening out in Denali at this multifarious place which is 1) a brewpub brewing its own fine ales; 2) a wonderful flame-grilled restaurant; 3) a live-music venue; and 4) a dedicated purveyor of …
Top Choice Museum in Fairbanks

University of Alaska Museum of the North

In an architecturally abstract, igloo- and aurora-inspired edifice sits one of Alaska’s finest museums, with artifact-rich exhibits on the geology, history, culture and trivia of each region of the state. You are gr…
Top Choice Historic Site in Kennecott

Concentration Mill & Leaching Plant

Like a rickety fantasy hatched out of a lunatic's dream, this 14-story building once processed the copper mined out of the surrounding mountains. You can only enter via two-hour tours led by St Elias Alpine Guides, …
Top Choice American in Denali National Park & Preserve

229 Parks

South of McKinley Village, this stylish timber-frame hideaway is quintessentially modern Alaskan: locally owned, organic and fervently committed to both the community and environment. Everything is made on-site, inc…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in McCarthy

Roadside Potatohead

Don't leave without popping into this food shack, where the signature burritos share a menu with overstuffed cheese steaks and delicious hummus wraps. The coffee ain't half bad either. Decor is Potatohead toys and d…
Top Choice Bar in Talkeetna

Fairview Inn

One of Talkeetna's most impressive historic buildings also happens to be its best bar. There's tons of old Alaskan history hanging from the walls, creaking floorboards, whiffs of sawdust, frequent live music, and a …
Top Choice American in Talkeetna

Flying Squirrel Bakery Café

Located a little ways outside of town, this Flying Squirrel soars above the competition (see what we did there?). There's no official menu, just a rotating list of seasonal pizzas, breads, sandwiches and baked goods…
Top Choice Pizza in Denali National Park & Preserve

Prospectors Pizzeria & Ale House

Perennially busy and with good reason! Set in the Old Northern Lights Theater building, this cavernous alehouse-cum-pizza-parlor has quickly become one of the most popular eating establishments in the park area. In …