Discover Alaska's growing flower business
You may be surprised to learn that Alaska has any agriculture at all. Well learn all about it in a tour of Alaska's farm heartland, the Matanuska valley. We'll visit a peony flower farm which is part of Alaska's rapidly growing peonies flower industry that sells flowers all over the world. We'll visit a musk ox farm where these ice-age mammals that used to roam Alaska along with wooly mammoths and saber-tooth tigers. And we'll take a break from farms to visit Hatcher Pass and the old abandoned Independence gold mine where fortunes where made and lost.
A. M. pick up at your hotel
1. 5 hour drive to Matanuska valley stopping for scenic spots.
Two hour tour of various farms in the valley
Two hour tour of historic Independence gold mine and Hatcher pass.
1. 5 hour trip back to Anchorage
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal or your hotel or anywhere in Anchorage
End location: Cruise ship terminal or your hotel or anywhere in Anchorage
Duration: 6 hours
2016 Subaru Forester or 2009 Ford Explorer
Depending on which is available to me
My services as your professional local guide
Round trip private transportation from Anchorage and back in my Subaru Forester.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
31 USD - $11 per person admission to musk ox farm
$20 for lunch
Admission fees to ox farm
Any personal expense