This log cabin with a pitched roof and panoramic windows sits on a bluff beside the highway and is easy to miss. But be sure to stop in for advice on your visit to the Mat-Su. There’s an informational video running inside, plus a bevy of volunteers who have at least 60 years combined experience in the area. Where should I eat dinner? What tour should I take for wildlife viewing? Where’s the best campground? They helpful locals here will help you plot your day, plus they have maps of the area and the state, as well as free Wi-Fi and coffee. There are even cool taxidermied animals like muskox and bear. There’s also a small gift shop with locally made art and souvenirs.
During your visit, wander next door to the Veteran’s Wall of Honor. A stately granite monument with the names of soldiers inscribed on panels, this monument is a tribute to the nation’s military. And with its bluff-top location, the monument has great views of Pioneer Peak and the area’s mountains. It’s a gathering point for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day Celebrations, when crowds of 500 – 600 people honor America’s military volunteers.
8:30-6:30 daily, mid-May to mid-September