Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry

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About MATI

Dedicated to the technology that opened the Last Frontier, this museum is a gearhead’s dream. And it’s pretty darned interesting even if you aren’t into trains, planes or heavy machinery. Set on 20 acres, you can wander through old train cars, around commercial fishing boats and cars, explore the old farm and oil machinery, or head inside and learn about Alaska Pioneering women, gold mining, and aviation.

 

Only four miles from downtown Wasilla, the museum is a fun destination for families; kids love the vintage toys and train displays, and special events are entertaining and educational.

The museum is self-guided, with informational placards and displays on everything from telephones to farming equipment. The largest exhibit focuses on trains, with old cars, Maintenance Equipment, locomotives, and Alaska Railroad Memorabilia, plus the original Matanuska Train Stop building. It’s open during special events, which occur most weekends: vintage car shows, 4x4 displays, and obstacle course races, quilt shows…you name it!

In addition to the planes and trains, including military aircraft and tank cars, you can see the car that President Harding toured Alaska in, plus look at some of the original farm equipment used by the farmers in the Palmer Colony.

There is a gift shop and a park with picnic tables and miniature trains, a perfect place to spend a couple of hours, or days if you're like us. 

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Special Events

Closed due to Covid-19 until further notice.
per State of Alaska Governor Mandate.

 

  • Tune into Spring Cancelled

  • Blast from the Past Cancelled

  • Alaska Extreme 4X4 Meet & Greet Cancelled

  • 13th Annual Art on Fire Festival  -  June 27th

  • Community Day & Parade   -  July 4th

              MATI will not open until Noon on the 4th of July

  • Alaska Vintage Snowmobile Show TBD

  • Closing Day  -  September 6

  • Clean-Up Day  -  September 8

  • Alaska Home Companion Show​  -  October 10th 7pm

  • Annual Meeting   -   October 17th 2pm

Updated 10/9/2020  FTVRR     

All dates and times are subject to change. Please see MATI website for the most up to date information. 

Contact Information

Physical Address:

     3800 W Museum Dr.
     Wasilla, AK 99654

Mailing Address:

     P.O. Box 870646

     Wasilla, AK 99687

Email:

     mati@mtaonline.net

Website:

     http://www.museumofalaska.org/

Phone:

     (907) 376-1211

Open May 13-Sept. 6, 10-5 daily; Closed in winter.

Admission to the museum is:

        Adults $8

        Seniors $5       

        Children (3-17) $5       

        Families $18.                                                        Active military and their families are free.

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