Downtown Wasilla has a pulse all its own: with arteries spread in every direction, it’s easy to miss the contented pace of longtime locals and their routines. Merchants, patrons, educators, builders and families keep this core of Matanuska Valley bustling. 2017 marks Wasilla’s 100th anniversary.

Coffee With the Carneys

Mahoneyville Shrine

The Last Bookstore in Wasilla

Image Credit: Ron Day