Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center

Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center

Nestled amidst the breathtaking surroundings of Hatcher Pass, the Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center is a must-visit destination, just a scenic drive away from downtown Palmer. This historical site offers a captivating journey into Alaska’s gold rush era, allowing visitors to explore the remnants of the Independence Mine and learn about the hardships and triumphs of those who sought their fortunes in this rugged landscape. The Visitor Center serves as an informative gateway, providing insightful exhibits, interpretive displays, and knowledgeable staff ready to share the rich history of the area. With stunning mountain views as a backdrop, this destination not only immerses you in the past but also allows you to enjoy the natural beauty that defines Alaska.

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Close To Everything You Need

What's Nearby

Colony House Museum - 3 min walk
Mat-Su Visitors Center - 6 min walk
Palmer Visitor Information Center - 10 min walk
Musk Ox Farm - 4 min drive
Palmer Golf Course - 5 min drive

Getting around

Wasilla Alaska Railroad Depot - 16 min drive
Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

Palmer City Alehouse - 10 min walk
Sluice Box Tavern - 6 min drive
Sophia's Cafe - 6 min drive
Bleeding Heart Brewery - 5 min drive
Noisy Goose Cafe - 3 min drive

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