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Palmer Visitor Information Center

723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645-6601
+1 907-746-7668
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A small, but very interesting museum and info center

Nick, the attendant, is very well informed about local attractions and Palmer history and his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mcdak
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Evanston Illinois
Interesting museum and great visitor information

The museum itself is very interesting but the visitor help provided by Julia was outstanding. She... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BroMattAz
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Sahuarita, Arizona
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723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645-6601
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"great garden"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick, the attendant, is very well informed about local attractions and Palmer history and his enthusiasm will engage you. In season, the garden is interesting, too. We stop here every year if we are in town.

Thank mcdak
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is very interesting but the visitor help provided by Julia was outstanding. She provided quick answers to all our questions, even about the large vegetables grown here in the summer.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I love the visitor center. It has become a regular stop when we have friends or family visiting. They have a great section on the history of Palmer as well as the work of local artists and craftsmen. Great selection of brochures for trip planning...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

It warms my heart to see and hear the tourists come here to walk and talk amongst us as they praise and look in awe at the beautiful gardens here. The visitors center knows how to keep them well manicured and clean. The round perennial...More

Thank Candie G
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This visitor center holds information about the awesome city of Palmer! Artworks, botanical gardens (in the summer) and information about this historical city. A must see!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Museum folks were very helpful and there was a few historical items to look at. Would recommend this place to help get ideas of what to do in the Palmer/Wasilla area.More

Thank VJBarre
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Palmer_Museum_Vic, Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you so much for the compliment! We do our best to provide our guests with as much information as they may need to enjoy their stay in Alaska. We are also in the process of updating our exhibits so that they may be more...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place have so much to offer, you must stop by. They have flyers and maps and ideas that can help at your trip. We were looking for Berry picking place and got 3 maps. Also the gals there are very kind and knowledgeable.

Thank CoffeeMust
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Palmer_Museum_Vic, Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for stopping by. We enjoy meeting visitors and getting their feedback on our services. Happy to hear that you got everything you needed. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Alaska!

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

When we arrived the museum was closed. We were able to view the many beautiful flowers. There is also vegetable gardens. This is a great place to see plants and vegetables . it is close to the Alaska state fair that has huge vegetables on...More

Thank cat330
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Palmer_Museum_Vic, Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to pay us a visit. We're sorry we missed you. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our showcase garden. Our Head Gardener and her crew of volunteers work tirelessly throughout the summer to ensure it is...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great garden with huge vegetables, plants and flowers. Informative staff made the visit more personal. The video told a great story of colonists moving from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. They were able to homestead land, build homes and businesses and thrive in a very rugged...More

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Palmer_Museum_Vic, Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you so much for stopping by. "Alaska Far Away" does do a great job at describing Palmer's history and is very popular with our guests. We hope you had a wonderful time during your visit and look forward to helping you in the future!

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the Visitor Center to see their garden. Beautiful mix of local produce, fruit and flowers. Nice outside exhibits of local history and farming.More

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Palmer_Museum_Vic, Manager at Palmer Visitor Information Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for paying us a visit. Museum staff and the Head Gardener and her crew work diligently throughout the year to ensure our outdoor exhibits are at their best so it's nice to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again in...More

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mom6856
10 May 2018|
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Response from BroMattAz | Reviewed this property |
The garden area is open to everyone, but I do not know if they do organized tours of it.
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Eleena K
6 March 2018|
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Response from Cc2cct | Reviewed this property |
The cosmetology industry is great! It's not my field but I know many places are hard to get into because everyone is so busy. I don't think you'd have to worry about finding work.
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Elizabeth V
13 July 2015|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Probably not in downtown Palmer (small town), but people who live all around the outskirts of Palmer do just that. One of our boarders has friends just 15 minutes from here (up the Glenn Highway) does and supplies us with... More
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