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Talkeetna Spur Rd., Mile 7.8
P.O.Box 1125
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676
Phone : 907 733 3399
Cell: 907 232 6988
e-mail :
Have you seen the TV show  “Northern Exposure" ? Well, here it is - live and well!
Talkeetna was the model for Cicely, Alaska - the quirky little town featured in the TV show "Northern Exposure".
Complete with our own
Radio Station, Health Clinic (a bit more advanced than “Cicely” since a couple of years!),
Laundromat and Post office. Many buildings of Talkeetna’s downtown area are listed on the Register of Historic Places. It’
s location at the base of Mt. Denali  and at the confluence of three rivers makes it a center for outdoor enthusiasts,
climbers, fishers and tourists of all sorts.
How to get there? From Anchorage by road, it's about 100 miles north on the Parks Highway and from there, another 14
miles down the (paved) Talkeetna Spur Road. It is also a scheduled stop on the Alaska Railroad. During the summer a
shuttle service is available upon request..
Once you arrive, many recreational opportunities beckon. Talkeetna serves as headquarters for climbing expeditions to
Mt.Denali, which, at 20,320 feet (6,194 meters), is the tallest mountain in North America. The mountains, rivers, and
glaciers in the area provide superb sight seeing by airplane or on the rivers
Summit Denali without setting foot on it? Take a flight over the top and in early summer you may see climbers reaching
their goal. Step on a Glacier with a flight tour over the broad surfaces of Denali's Glaciers, a landing on ancient ice, fly
through the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier with the towering canyon walls on either side. This could be the highlight of
your vacation.
Jet-boating is also a lot of fun. Custom-designed boats skip along the rivers ever-changing vistas, offering a better-than-
average chance of seeing wildlife. The skidding turns made by these shallow-draft crafts are downright fun for every age.
If jet-boats aren't your style, you can enjoy quiet
float trips on rafts or paddling kayaks or canoes along the wilderness
rivers. How about a
sled dog tour on wheels?
For out-of-doors enthusiasts, the backpacking, hunting, and
fishing near Talkeetna are world class. Hiking trails abound.
For the leisure part there are a number of gift shops and galleries that invite you stop in and brows, or visit the two
museums in town. Restaurants from down to earth to upscale dining gladly save you from starvation.
Alaska Railroad offers something unique during the summer - the only remaining flag-stop passenger service in the
United States. Yes, you can actually hail the self-propelled, single-car train even when it isn't passing through a station,
and the engineer will stop and let you board.
Whether you come to enjoy the many outdoor activities or simply to like to experience the atmosphere of a small town in
Alaska, you'll love Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna.
Your visit can be tailored to fit any interest. Let us help you “plan your fun”.
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