Talkeetna was established in 1919 and is located at the confluence of the Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna Rivers. Flightseeing, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and fishing are popular activities in Talkeetna, which is about 3 hours from Anchorage by train, or 2.5 by car. The core downtown area is classified as a National historic site, with buildings dating from the early 1900s including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse.

Talkeetna is close to world-class salmon fishing and Denali, making it a popular destination for tourists each summer. The many made in Alaska products from local artists, musicians and craftspeople that are sold in the local shops add to the authentic feel of the town. During the summer, it's common to see people strolling down the middle of the main street in downtown Talkeetna, as the town does have a laid-back feel.

Talkeetna is a great place to do flightseeing or rafting as part of a day tour that includes the train.

Hotels: Talkeetna Cabins, Talkeetna Roadhouse, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

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