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Palmer Visitor Information Center

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Address: 723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645
Phone Number: +1 907-746-7668
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Well worth a visit

Called in on the Palmer Visitors Centre for maps and general information about the area and these we did get. What made the visit was a very interesting conversation with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
1never2late
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North Mackay, Australia
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North Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Called in on the Palmer Visitors Centre for maps and general information about the area and these we did get. What made the visit was a very interesting conversation with a gentleman called Richard who was very knowledgable about the history of the early settlements and development of the Palmer/ Wasilla area. We stayed much longer at the centre than... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A great place to stop while heading up to Denali National Park. Just shortly over an hours drive from Anchorage. There is a Crossroads of the World sign right outside the Visitor Center that lists many major cities and their respectable distances from Palmer. A lot of interesting history inside the Visitor Center as there is a nice exhibit on... More 

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Palmer_Museum_Vic, General Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review. My staff does their best to ensure that all of our guests get the information they need and leave with smile. I will also be sure to pass on your compliments on the garden to our Head Gardener. Her and her team of volunteers work hard throughout the... More 

Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stopped on a whim and we absolutely delighted. They had a mini-museum, with displays, informative signage and a great video about the New Deal experiment of bringing farmers from Wisconsin and Minnesota to form a farming community in the Palmer area. It was such a good video that we sat and watched the entire 45 minutes and then bought... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I stop by the visitor center to ask questions and get some information on activities in the area, they were very helpful! If you need maps or ideas this is the place to go.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you love framing and history, this is the place for you. They tons of the pictures of the early farmers. These people were moved up her during the dust bowl of the 30's. They also have most if not all the house plans and all of the out buildings

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Although this is a small visitor center with not a lot of exhibits, it had exhibits unique to this area. I was most interested in stopping here due to the way it was settled. Additionally, be sure to walk about the outdoor garden to see how huge vegetables grow in this area!

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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Beautiful flower and vegetable garden located alongside a well-made log building. More tourist things for sale than I expected, but good information from helpful people

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The young guy that helped us was not motivated, I had to ask everything that I wanted to know about, nothing was spontaneous, he was pre-set for the Reindeer and Musk Ox farms, that's it. Please we go to spend money and there are many other places and things to do in the area.

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Bend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

She was so helpfup, called several places for us and let me talk with the places. There was the state fair....bad time to go,but it worked out

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Seemed to be more of a gift store than anything else but I didn't ask for any information. The store had gifts for everyone one your list.

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Palmer_Museum_Vic, Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this review

Being such a small building we've had to make due with what we have. Think of it in thirds. That right side of the building is the visitor center side with area information, front desk and museum/visitor center store. The center of the building is the temporary exhibit space. If a piece in the exhibit is for sale we will... More 

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