Fun Things to Do in Wasilla, Alaska

Image: Roman Krochuk

Image: Roman Krochuk

Yes, BAD GRAMM3R is the best Alaska dispensary, but Wasilla has more to see than just our dispensary (although come through to see us too). Alaska is becoming a hotspot for travel, and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley is at the center of many popular destinations.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do while you’re in town.

See the Dr. Seuss House

The bestselling author or popular children’s books has never lived here. So why is it called the Dr. Seuss House?

You’ll know when you see it!

This 185-foot-high, 17-floor log cabin is an engineering masterpiece. The house is still under construction after 20 years, and the property is privately owned, but the house is viewable from miles around and well worth the look.

See Independence Mine State Park

This abandoned gold mine has been converted to the 271-acre window to history. Guests will be able to hike scenic trails, see antique mining machinery, roam the museum and even the opportunity to pan for gold!

Catch Some Dinner

Silver, Pink, Chum, Sockeye and, of course, the great King Salmon all roam our rivers just waiting to give you a good fight! The best salmon in the world come from the pristine waters in and around Wasilla. Get here for the prime season between May and October and scope out a good spot for the hunt. Silver Salmon are the wiliest fighters and can be a lot of fun to catch. But there’s nothing like the thrill of pulling in a full-grown king! You can stalk these trophies in Big Lake or Sutton towards the end of the season.

If you’re here in the winter months you can still get your angling fix: there are plenty of ice fishing tours in the offseason.

Ride with the Redingtons

You don’t need to be a fan of dog sledding to love The Iditarod! Check out the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Headquarters in Palmer AK. You’ll find a museum, guided tours, gift shop, video room and dog cart rides all summer long.

Witness Prehistory

As its name implies, Musk Ox Farm is preservation for the endangered musk ox. These fascinating beasts have been around since the Pleistocene era. You can get close to these creatures at the farm; they’re surprisingly friendly for a species that survived the reign of saber-toothed tigers and wooly mammoths! You can follow your trip by visiting local artisans who spin qiviut (hairs shed by the musk ox that are softer and stronger than cotton) into cloth as they’ve done for generations

Walk the Matanuska Greenbelt

The glaciers of the last Ice Age carved this gorgeous 33-mile trail. Every year, thousands of people come to these pet-friendly trails to hike, geocache, mountain bike, X-country ski or just get lost in nature to find themselves.

Visit Our Cannabis Dispensary in Wasilla, AK

The best Mat-Su Valley dispensary is right here in Wasilla. BAD GRAMM3R has the freshest legal cannabis products at the most reasonable prices around. Come into BAD GRAMM3R before you explore the rest of Wasilla and introduce yourself!