Learn a bit of history as you hike through the scenic views of the Independence Mine State Historical Park. Found within the peaks of the Talkeetna Mountains, this park was once used to mine and pan for gold in the late 1900s. The mine was responsible for nearly $6 million worth before finally closing down in 1951. Now, you can enjoy taking a tour of the camp, either from a guide or by yourself, test your gold-hunting skills as you pan for gold in the streams and rivers, or hike up to one of the several mining shafts in the vicinity.
Dorothy G Page Museum
The Dorothy G Page Museum has been shedding light on the history of Wasilla and the surrounding area to tourists and locals since 1967. The city’s first museum, it is located in a building that was originally a community hall in the early 1930s. The collection of historic Wasilla artifacts is the biggest in the area. The museum is open year-round and hosts various events throughout the year, with an ever-changing collection of exhibits. Patrons rave of the value they get for the amount of time they can spend enraptured by the history within its walls.
The Grape Tap
People who want a fine dining experience in Wasilla come to The Grape Tap. Enjoy this exciting tapas restaurant with its diverse wine and beer selection. You can choose to sit in the main dining area, designed like a 1930s pioneer home, or check out their cellar downstairs with European decor, stucco ceilings, and stone walls. You can also sit outside during the summer. Patrons of The Grape Tap love the ambiance it has to offer and rave about the food. With its delicious food, majestic atmosphere, and expansive wine list, you and your party will be sure to leave satisfied.