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18 Fun & Best Things to Do in Wasilla, Alaska

Flight above Denali National Park

When planning a vacation to the Last Frontier, visiting Wasilla, Alaska is a must-do. This community is located on the Parks Highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, making it easy to access and jam-packed with many fun things to do. 

Wasilla is charming and scenic, with some of the best tours in Alaska, plus the Wasilla Farmer’s Market where you can find wild-caught salmon and other delicacies. As part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, you’ll enjoy easy access to some terrific urban exploits as well as adventures in the great outdoors. Plus, Wasilla is home to the Iditarod Trail Headquarters, home of the world’s most famous dog sled race.

Continue reading to discover the top things to do in Wasilla and some of the most popular attractions to help you plan your upcoming trip to this scenic city. 


  • Most significant landmark – The Iditarod Trail Headquarters
  • Best park – Denali National Park
  • The best activity for kids – Alaskan Live Steamers
  • The best activity for adultsGrand Denali Flight With Glacier Landing
  • Best nightlife – Bearpaw River Brewing Company
  • Best all-around accommodationAlaska Knotty Pine B&B

Best Things to Do in Wasilla, Alaska

1. Grand Denali Flight with Glacier Landing

Flight above Denali National Park
Grand Denali Flight with Optional Glacier Landing / GetYourGuide

Set off on an airplane tour of Denali National Park and you’ll get an up-close look at North America’s tallest mountain. During your tour, you will see the arctic alpine tundra of the park’s remote interior, see the Wickersham Wall of Denali, and experience all the staggering beauty this remote area of Alaska offers. 

Your Denali airplane tour starts at a unique Alaskan log cabin, where you will be guided to your high-wing, single-engine aircraft for a tour of a lifetime. The experienced pilot will take you on an adventure through the heart of Alaska Ridge, where a flattened tundra landscape will surround you after emerging on the range’s north side. Finally, the glacier landing provides an exhilarating experience where you can play in the snow, take amazing photographs, and take in the natural wonder surrounding you. 

See Related: Best Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

2. Dog Sledding Tours

Dogs on Alaska's Dog Sledding Adventure
Dog Sledding Adventure in Willow, Alaska / Viator

Wasilla, Alaska, is home to the Iditarod Race. So wouldn’t it be amazing to experience a dog sledding tour in the same area where this famous dog…

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