Saturday Sightsee Day Option
Talkeetna Day Trip
Welcome to quirky Talkeetna. It was the inspiration for the TV show, “Northern Exposure.” Everything is very compact and in easy walking distance. Lots of live entertainment street music. On clear days there is an amazing view of Denali. The mayor of Talkeetna is a cat named “Stubbs.” Also hosts the famous “Wilderness Woman” contest each December. Did I say “quirky?” Lots of choices of things to do listed below. Depending on what you choose to do below, you will
need to contact them and schedule and reserve in advance.
TRAVEL DETAILS. Driving Trip is 2 hours 30 minutes each way
from Anchorage without stops. The Talkeetna option works
best if you have a later flight departure Saturday night.
FLIGHTSEEING TO DENALI. North America’s tallest peak.
10.30am and 12.30. Glacier Landing 11.00 and 1.00pm
departure. Price depends on how long of a flight and
if you choose a glacier landing. One of the most amazing
things you will ever do. http://www.flyk2.com
JETBOAT WILDERNESS TOURS. This trip is approximately one hour on the water and one hour on land at their “Adventure Site” including a walk to a trapper’s cabin and
Dena'ina Native encampment.
ZIP LINE. 3 hours. 10.30- 1.30 or 12.00-3pm. experiencing 9 different
ziplines and 3 suspension bridges all offering mountain vistas of
Denali and the Alaska Range
SHOPPING. Bunches of gift shops, book shops and art galleries to
explore. And of course you have to check out Nagley’s Store.
EATING. Talkeetna Roadhouse. My favorite place. Old frontier feeling.
Wondeful bakery, and also awesome breakfast till 2.00pm including
sourdough pancakes made from starter that began in 1902.
http://www.talkeetnaroadhouse.com Lots of other places to eat also.
SLEDDOG TOUR. Open 10-2. Includes touring the kennel, discussions, and sled ride. http://www.talkeetnachamber.org/directory/sled-dog-tours/huskytown-kennel
MUSEUM. Museum of Northern Adventure
RAILROAD. Catch the train here in Anchorage (or Wasilla) and ride to Talkeetna one way.
Train departs Anchorage 8.15am and arrives talkeetna 11.05am. Return departs Talkeetna
5pm and arrives Anchorage 8pm. Or, take the train up and have one of your drivers
bring up the van so you can return at your leisure in your GraceWorks van. http://alaskarailroad.com/OurTrains/DenaliStar/tabid/99/Default.aspx