: Anchorage International Airport
: Alaska Railroad
: Parks Highway Alaska 3
: Susitna River Beach Area
: Denali Brewing Company
: Swiss Alaska Inn
Car: not necessary
Talkeetna is the 'gateway' to Denali National Park & a great home base for activities such as: flightseeing tours to Denali (Mt. McKinley); mountaineering; salmon & fly fishing; hunting; horse back ridding; zip lining; cross country skiing; wilderness hiking; snow machining; dog sledding; shopping; restaurants and local craft fairs.
Evening summer concerts in the park are a favorite attraction for locals and visitors. Talkeetna was the inspiration for the popular TV series, 'Northern Exposure'.
Popular festivals are the Moose Dropping Festival in July and Winterfest that takes place the entire month of December and culminates with the Wilderness Woman contest and Bachelor Auction & Ball.
The core downtown district is classified as a National Historic Site which includes buildings dating back to the early 1900s, including Nagley's General Store, Fairview Inn and the Talkeetna Roadhouse. Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat named Stubbs.