Things for Kids
Buy an ice cream cone and sit in the town park and listen to the music, especially “Live at 5” on Summer Fridays
Tour The Historical Museum
Don’t miss the room-sized scale model of Mt. McKinley.
Take pictures of each other in the painted plywood cut outs outside of the businesses in town.
Buy a book on birds, flowers, or berries of Alaska and try to identify as many as possible
Meet the train and pretend that you are a local and wave at the tourists
How many mosquitoes can you swat in an hour?
Raft with a guide down the Talkeetna River
Take a sightseeing trip up river in a Jetboat
Jog, walk or bike along the 14 mile spur road walking path
Spend time at the playground
Fish for salmon (get a fishing license if you are 16 or older)
Find a nice rock or piece of driftwood to take home as a momento
Fly around the mountain, land on or near a glacier and take a hike
Use the town map and let the kids plan the path
Walk the trail around XYZ Lakes