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Travel & Lodging Discounts

The Alaska State Fairgrounds and Palmer Municipal Airport are located 45 miles north of Anchorage on AK-1 Glenn Highway. The towns of Palmer and Wasilla are the largest in the area (referred to as the Matanuska Susitna Valley) and offer lodging nearest to the venue. However, the easy 45-minute commute makes Anchorage a great choice for lodging, as well.


Airline and Car Rental Discounts: CLICK HERE


Lodging Discounts

The Alaska Airmen's Association has been provided exclusive lodging discounts at multiple locations in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley!                                                                                          To access our exclusive discounted rates, please CLICK HERE.

Our recommendations based on proximity to Venue:

  • Best Western lake Lucille Inn - $106.99 per night - 14.9 miles from venue
    • 1300 West Lake Lucille Drive, Wasilla AK, 99654
  • Grand View Inn – $141.99 per night – 11.0 miles from venue
    • 2900 East Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK, 99654, US
  • Alaska Select Inn Wasilla – $101.99 per night – 12.4 miles from venue
    • 3451 East Palmdale Drive, Wasilla, AK, 99654, US


Our recommendations in Anchorage: 

  • Courtyard Anchorage Airport - $105 per night - 45 miles from venue
    • 4901 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517
    • CLICK HERE to reserve
  • SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake - $105 per night - 41 miles from venue
    • 4050 University Lake Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
    • CLICK HERE to reserve
  • The Lakefront Anchorage - $119 per night - 45 miles from venue
    • 4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517
    • CLICK HERE to reserve

Travel Restrictions

Please click the following link for updates on Traveler Information entering Alaska.


Parking your Aircraft at the Palmer Municipal Airport?

Taking the fun route of flying yourself to the tradeshow? Flying the Alaska range to show up to the biggest aviation event is a pilots dream! Make sure to be prepared and think about parking your aircraft at the airport ahead of time!

Daytime Parking First Come First Served

Tie downs are not guaranteed!

Parking your RV?

Mat-Su Park Facility Reservations

The link to reserve camping sites is:  https://ecommerce.matsugov.us/Pages/CD/Booking/Facilities.aspx?FacilityType=Camping

The park will be open and have 86 sites available. There are 40 RV sites with 30 amp power, a water fill station for the RV tanks, and an RV dump station to empty their tanks at the end of their stay.

The water, electric, and dump are included in the $30 per night camping fee. In the lower park there are 46 dry camping sites for tents or small campers.  The dry camping fee is $20.

Hot showers are also included in the camping fee for the park.  If you have any other questions feel free to contact the Matanuska River Park Campground at (907) 861-7661 or e-mail them at warren.templin@matsugov.us.