Welcome to Talkeetna, the quirkiest little town in Alaska
Alaska towns don’t come much quirkier—or friendlier—than Talkeetna. After all, how many towns have ever elected a cat as honorary mayor, presided over by the looming, watchful presence of North America’s highest peak? That beloved orange cat, Mayor Stubbs, passed away in July of this year, but Talkeetna’s quirky, cheerfully independent nature lives on as a fabled tourist mecca during the summer, a budding nordic skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling destination during the winter and a climbing village in the spring.
Keep reading for more on the many ways you can reach Talkeetna, and what to do once you get here.