Accessible from Anchorage by rail, motorcoach, or auto, Talkeetna is the starting point for Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) climbing expeditions and spectacular flightseeing tours over Denali National Park. This small town has many buildings on the National Historic Register, a variety of shops and galleries. With genuine friendliness and hospitality to make you feel right at home, you can be as active or relaxed as you desire in Talkeetna.
Explore South Denali from the historic town of Talkeetna, home to just over 300 annual residents. From Talkeetna you can explore wilderness trails, soar over mountain peaks, or tour the rivers and catch some Alaska salmon. An exciting array of activities awaits you in Talkeetna.
Jet Boat Tours
Enjoy a pleasant jet boat tour.Take in views of Denali and look for wildlife on the Chulitna, Susitna, and Talkeetna rivers. Learn of the native heritage and cultural history of the area.
Grab a GPS at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge tour desk and set off on your own geocaching adventure along beautiful forest trails.
Other Talkeetna Attractions
Sled Dog Demonstration
Visit the kennel of Gerald Sousa, an Iditarod competitor. Take an exciting sled dog tour and cuddle with the kennel's adorable puppies and future sled dogs.
Navigate glacial fed rivers on a Talkeetna float trip Relax as you drift through scenic Alaskan countryside. Explore the banks of the river and spot the wildlife that frequent there.
Flagstop Rail / River Float Trip
Ride the scenic Hurricane Turn to Chase and from there enjoy a river float trip back to Talkeetna. Explore islands and navigate glacial fed rivers.
Talkeetna Lakes Hike
Take a beautiful hike through Talkeetna's picturesque forest and along a beautiful lake for great views of Denali and a chance to spot some wildlife.
The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge features fine gifts and works of art by Alaska Natives from all over the state.
Talkeetna Culture and Heritage
Talkeetna Historical Society
This museum shares much about Talkeetna. A 3D display of the Alaska Range, photos and exhibits tell of the town's bush flying and mountaineering heritage.
Talkeetna on a Shoestring
Historic Talkeetna Self-Guided Tour
Explore Talkeetna's history and culture on foot. Historic walking tour maps are available at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. Visit shops where local artists display photography, quilts, and bead work.
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