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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“The history of this place makes it worth the visit. Shared tables for their hearty breakfasts. Decent baked goods. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great exhibits of local history from the railroad and homesteading days to aviation and mountaineering. Right across from the Don Sheldon Community Arts hangar with a weekend artisan's market. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Historic bar located downtown with serious Alaska character and talented entertainment. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Airport Terminal
“Take a scenic drive north to Talkeetna, AK (roughly 3 hours north of Anchorage) Explore Mount Denali and Denali National Park with K2 Aviations flight seeing tours and Air Taxi services.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“2 hrs North of Anchorage. Lots of cute shops. Not just for tourist.. many locals love to visit Talkeetna. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee and old Alaskan atmosphere. Art work from local artists at a reasonable price.”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The menu is a bit pricey, but the food is worth it! I highly recommend the seafood chowder.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Art for sale made by Alaskans. Many Talkeetna artists' work is featured here, including a whole section of Shannon Cartwright's illustrations and Alaska children's books.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Twister Creek/Denali Brewpub is a great place for a local beer. Generally the food is decent pub fare. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Recommended flightseeing operator. On a clear day, a flightseeing tour into the mountains is priceless. It's worth the extra money to do the glacier landing because it really helps you get a sense of the scale.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fun little place just down the road that incorporates many locally sourced ingredients. Wood-fired pizza on Thursday-Saturday nights. Yummy baked goods and desserts. This isn't a place to go if you're in a hurry, they even say it themselves: good food takes time. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“One of the best times in Talkeetna and you may see one our owners, Captain Peter Mathiesen”
  • 3 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Exciting daytime activity with conscientious business owners who value safety and fun.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“The West Rib is one of my favorite spots to sit down, grab a drink and chow down some food. It's nothing fancy, just a chill spot that used to have a cat mayor wandering around inside. This is where people generally head after climbing Denali, and you'll see why as you step in. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Friday nights at 5 pm in the community park in Talkeetna. Free music in the park. Take folding chairs or blankets to sit on, something to drink, grab dinner to go at one of the restaurants in town, and enjoy the music.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Their spinach bread is world famous! Grab a slice to munch on while you wander down main street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“2 hrs North of Anchorage. Lots of cute shops. Not just for tourist.. many locals love to visit Talkeetna. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The menu is a bit pricey, but the food is worth it! I highly recommend the seafood chowder.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brewery
“Twister Creek/Denali Brewpub is a great place for a local beer. Generally the food is decent pub fare. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fun little place just down the road that incorporates many locally sourced ingredients. Wood-fired pizza on Thursday-Saturday nights. Yummy baked goods and desserts. This isn't a place to go if you're in a hurry, they even say it themselves: good food takes time. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“The West Rib is one of my favorite spots to sit down, grab a drink and chow down some food. It's nothing fancy, just a chill spot that used to have a cat mayor wandering around inside. This is where people generally head after climbing Denali, and you'll see why as you step in. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Their spinach bread is world famous! Grab a slice to munch on while you wander down main street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“A local hangout spot with good food and good company. Their Chef Salad is the best in town.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bistro
“Restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor seating. Small bar inside.”
  • 1 local recommends

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