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
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
31 USD - $11 per person admission to musk ox farm
$20 for lunch