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Got it All (history and shopping)

We have visited the Center previously and enjoyed the shop. However, this was our first... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sherry S
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Tennessee
Interesting

I enjoyed strolling through the gardens attached to this center. They have displays about the huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JGW33782
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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723 S Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645-6601
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited the Center previously and enjoyed the shop. However, this was our first opportunity to view the documentary on Palmer 's history. It was at least an hour in length and VERY informative. The tv is not too big, and the bench one...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed strolling through the gardens attached to this center. They have displays about the huge vegetables that have been grown in that area. Alaska's State Fair is held here, too.

Thank JGW33782
Reviewed 1 week ago

The film was very interesting, I wish we would have seen the whole thing. The gardens are also so beautiful and the girl working was very informative. Great free activity.

Thank joni t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit here first on your arrival in Palmer. The center has a small, yet informative museum noting its history back to the "colonial" period of the 1930-40s. Take time to view the video that describes this period with first hand accounts. The staff is helpful...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting to learn of the government social experiment to populate this region. Fortitude of pioneers in spite of Gov boondoggle. History is amazing!!

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place in Palmer but decorated well with friendly staff. They had a few exhibits with detailed information. Well worth a short stop.

Thank SueCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice visitor center with interesting exhibits but the gardens are what it's about. If you're short on time just stop and take a quick look at the garden.

Thank annevanjax
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to the Palmer Visitor Information Center. The building itself is very attractive and the grounds outside, including the garden, are fun to explore. The shop has a very interesting gift selection and some fine exhibits about Palmer's history.

Thank Luv2TvlwU
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a nice little information center. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We would visit again.

Thank RCA1012
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The visitors center is small. The staff is helpful. I found the information, video and displays about the Colony experiment to get more people into Alaska. It was essentially a failed experiment that introduced farming into that area. It was successful at getting an injection...More

Thank smithre1972
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mom6856
10 May 2018|
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Response from BroMattAz | Reviewed this property |
The garden area is open to everyone, but I do not know if they do organized tours of it.
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Eleena K
6 March 2018|
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The cosmetology industry is great! It's not my field but I know many places are hard to get into because everyone is so busy. I don't think you'd have to worry about finding work.
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Elizabeth V
13 July 2015|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Probably not in downtown Palmer (small town), but people who live all around the outskirts of Palmer do just that. One of our boarders has friends just 15 minutes from here (up the Glenn Highway) does and supplies us with... More
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