ShoreExcursions.com offers a variety of excellent independent shore excursions in Talkeetna, Alaska.
The largest city in Alaska, Anchorage, is 2.5 hours’ journey South from Talkeetna. Talkeetna is a stop on the Denali Star, Aurora Winter Train, and Hurricane Turn trains of the Alaska Railroad, and is the base for expeditions to Denali (also known as Mount McKinley). The Denali National Park’s Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station is located in Talkeetna. Tourists travel to Talkeetna each summer to fish salmon, raft and go flightseeing. Products by local artists, musicians and craftspeople are available in area stores
The population increased from 876 in the 2010 census to 1,055 in 2020.
The Susitna, Chulitna, and Talkeetna rivers all come together at Talkeetna. When the Alaska Railroad decided to establish its district headquarters there in 1916, Talkeetna got its start. In addition to many cabins, a sawmill, trading station, cigar and donkey store, and other businesses were opened. The government was prompted to survey the lots on which the homes were built in 1917 by the locals. Eighty parcels were surveyed by the railroad in 1919, and of those, 41 already had permanent constructions there. At the sale, the typical price was $14.25.
The local economy is heavily reliant on activities like hunting, fishing, camping, rafting, mountain biking, and sightseeing. The Talkeetna Historic District, which includes Nagley’s General Store, Fairview Hotel, and the Talkeetna Roadhouse, is the central part of the city and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Chulitna Gorge River Tour|
|Devil’s Canyon Jet Boat Tour|
|Grand Denali Tour|
|Grand Denali Tour with Glacier Landing|
|McKinley Base Camp Tour|
|South Face McKinley Tour|
|Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure|