Alaska Attractions While Visiting Windbreak Hotel, Cafe & Lounge

Nearby Attractions:

Knik Museum & Sled Dog Mushers’ Hall of Fame
Established in 1967, the Knik Museum and Mushers Hall of Fame honors the heritage and culture of the Knik area.

Musk Ox Farm
The non-profit Musk Ox Farm is dedicated to the domestication of the musk ox, an Ice Age mammal that once roamed the earth alongside saber tooth tigers and woolly mammoths.

Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm has about 150 reindeer, 30 Rockey Mountain Elk, 20 horses, 1 bison and various other farm animals. Open May 1 – Sept 7

Iditarod Museum
Log cabin museum with trophies, photos & videos of dog sledding, plus a gift shop & rides.

Hatcher Pass
Hatcher Pass offers access to extraordinary mountaineering terrain, beautiful mountain scenery, gold panning, berry picking, hiking, biking and horseback riding in the summer. It also offers mountain skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Alaska Raceway Park
Alaska’s only IHRA sanctioned drag strip! Located at the base of Pioneer Peak – ARP offers exciting drag racing action all summer long!

Independence Mine State Historical Park
Begin your tour of the Independence Mine State Historical Park at the Mine Mangers’s House, which houses the Visitor Center and museum. Inside you’ll see displays about mining, natural history and the Independence Mine story.

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Thunderbird Falls
Thunderbird Falls is about 0.8 miles long and located near Eklutna, Alaska. The trail is great for walking and normally takes 1 hour or less.

Capitol Speedway
Alaska’s longest running dirt track – 3/8 mile dirt, slightly banked oval, and Mud Bog track in the center of the dirt oval.

Museum Of Alaska Transportation And Industry
MATI’s mission is the collection, conservation, restoration, exhibition, and interpretation of artifacts relating to Alaska’s transportation and industrial history. The museum’s scope is statewide and the collections reflect that, encompassing Eskimo skin boats to jet aircraft.

Dorothy Page Museum
See exciting traveling exhibits; learn local history; visit historic homes and buildings.

Veterans’ Wall of Honor
The Veterans’ Wall of Honor was designed and erected by dedicated veterans of the Wasilla, Alaska area, more specifically the “Area Wide Community Services Council, Corp”, because they felt that a veteran should not have to expire before their service is recognized and held up for the world to see.

Wasilla-Knik-Willor Creek Historical Society
Established in 1967, the Knik Museum and Mushers Hall of Fame honors the heritage and culture of the Knik area.

Eklutna Village: Eklutna Historical Park
Visitors to Eklutna Historical Park can take a guided tour to the old log Russian Orthodox Church, see the Spirit Houses, and visit the new Orthodox Church.

Pyrah’s Pioneer Farm
Tucked away in the shadow of the beautiful Mat-Su Valley’s most prominent mountain, Pioneer Peak Farm has been run by the Pyrah family for more than three decades.

Alaska Live Steamers
Alaska Live Steamers is a non-profit organization chartered by the State of Alaska to serve the community. ALS is a group of scale outdoor railroad enthusiasts operating a non-for-profit 7 1/2 inch gauge railroad in Wasilla, Alaska. They are all volunteers and find various ways to share their love of railroading.

Golf:

Settlers Bay Golf Course
Located eight miles west of Wasilla, Settlers Bay Golf Course features an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course nestled in the heart of Alaska’s only residential golf community.

Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course is a quiet 9 hole, par 3 course with a beautiful view of the mountains.

Palmer Golf Course
Palmer Golf Course is one of the most scenic places to play golf in the world. Located just 40 minutes from Anchorage in the heart of the Mat-Su Valley

Annual Events

Iditarod Race
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome.

Iron Dog Race
The world’s longest, toughest snowmobile race.

Alaska State Fair
Alaska State Fair Inc. provides a center for the Alaskan community to gather in a dynamic and safe atmosphere throughout the year.

Fur Rondy in Anchorage
Fur Rondy is the nation’s premier winter festival. Since 1935, Rondy has proudly represented the pioneering spirit of Alaskans, offering wild and wacky fun for all ages.

Lakes:

Wasilla Lake

Lucille Lake

Mud Lake

Cottenwood Lake

Finger Lake

Jacobsen Lake