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  Average Temperature
Month: Low-High
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
Glaciers & giant cabbages
Jan: -18°F/0°F Feb: -15°F/8°F Mar: 0°F/24°F Apr: 20°F/42°F May: 38°F/60°F Jun: 48°F/70°F
Jul: 52°F/72°F Aug: 48°F/68°F Sep: 38°F/55°F Oct: 18°F/32°F Nov: -4°F/12°F Dec: -15°F/0°F
Southcentral Alaska is the most populated region in Alaska and home to over half of Alaska’s population. It consists of the shorelines and uplands of the central Gulf of Alaska. It has a relatively mild climate, mountains, lakes, oceans and glaciers, making it a popular destination for visitors.
Anchorage, with over 300,000 residents, is Alaska’s largest city. See page 34 for more information about Anchorage.
The terrain of Southcentral Alaska is shaped by six mountain ranges, the Alaska Range, Talkeetna Mountains, Wrangell Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Kenai Mountains, Tordrillo Mountains and the Aleutian Range.
There are also several dormant and active volcanoes. The Wrangell Volcanoes are older, lie in the East, and include Mount Blackburn, Mount Bona, Mount Churchill, Mount Drum, Mount Gordon, Mount Jarvis, Mount Sanford, and Mount Wrangell. The Cook Inlet volcanoes, located in the Tordrillo Mountains and in the north end of the Aleutian Range, are newer
and lie in the West. They include Mount Redoubt, Mount Iliamna, Hayes Volcano, Mount Augustine, Fourpeaked Mountain and Mount Spurr. Most recently, Augustine and Fourpeaked erupted in 2006, and Mount Redoubt erupted in March 2009, resulting in airplane flight cancellations.
 Population (2015 estimates)
Southcentral Alaska ............. 480,197
(Not all towns are listed)
Anchor Point ............................. 1,930 Anchorage .............................291,826 Copper Center ............................. 328 Cordova...................................... 2,239 Gakona ...........................................218 Gateway ..................................... 5,552 Glennallen..................................... 483 Homer......................................... 5,003 Kenai ............................................ 7,112 Knik-Fairview ........................... 14,923 Lakes ........................................... 8,364 Meadow Lakes ...........................7,570 Palmer........................................ 5,937 Seward ........................................ 2,693 Soldotna ..................................... 4,163 Sterling.........................................5,617 Talkeetna ....................................... 876 Tanaina ........................................8,197 Valdez ......................................... 3,976 Wasilla ......................................... 7,831 Whittier .......................................... 220 Willow ......................................... 2,102
State Fair
Alaska State Fair
Palmer, Alaska (Mile 40 Glenn Highway) August 23–September 3, 2018 www.alaskastatefair.org
Farmers Markets
Anchorage Market & Festival
Saturdays 10am-6pm and Sundays 10am-5pm, May 12th-September 9, 3rd Ave & E St, Anchorage.
Homer Farmers Market
Ocean Drive across from the Washboard May 26 - September 30, Saturdays (10am-3pm) & Wednesdays (2pm-5pm).
Kenai Saturday Market
Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center May 26- September 1, Saturdays, 10am–5pm.
Mat-Su Farmers Market
The Palmer Depot, 610 S Valley Way, Palmer. Year-round, Mondays, 11am–7pm
Visitor Information
ANCHORAGE
Log Cabin and Downtown Information Center anchorage.net • (907) 257-2363
CORDOVA
Cordova Chamber of Commerce
cordovachamber.com • (907) 424-7260
GLENNALLEN
Greater Copper Valley Chamber Of Commerce coppervalleychamber.com • (907) 822-5555
HOMER
Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
homeralaska.org • (907) 235-7740
KENAI
Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
visitkenai.com • (907) 283-1991
PALMER
Palmer Visitor Information Center
cityofpalmer.org • (907) 745-8878
Mat-Su Visitor Center
alaskavisit.com • (907) 746-5000
SEWARD
Seward Chamber of Commerce & CVB
www.seward.com • (907) 224-8051
TALKEETNA
Talkeetna Denali Visitor Center
talkeetnadenali.com • 1-800-660-2688
VALDEZ
Valdez Visitor Information Center
valdezalaska.org • (907) 835-2984
WASILLA
Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau wasillachamber.org • (907) 376-1299
Photo: Clark James Mishler | Alaska State Fair
Matanuska-Susitna Valley
In the interior of Southcentral Alaska, is the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) valley, a fertile farmland protected by mountain ranges that is Alaska’s major agricultural area.
Because of the long summer days, vegetables can grow to become huge. These vegetables are a popular attraction at the Alaska State Fair where many national as well as world records have been recorded. The State Fair is held in Palmer every year.
In 2012, a green cabbage weighing 138 lbs grown by Scott Robb of Palmer won the “Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off” at the Alaska State Fair and set a new world record.
    COME DISCOVER HISTORIC WASILLA!
Learn about Dog Mushing,
  The 139-mile section of the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and the Eureka Summit is designated a National Scenic Byway.
Gold Mining, Homesteading in Alaska
  ➨ WASILLA MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER
COME DISCOVER HISTORIC WASILLA!
See exciting traveling exhibits; learn local history; visit historic homes and buildings. Features information and exhibits on the cultural and historical heritage of Wasilla, Knik and Willow Creek areas.
Open Year-round Tues-Fri 9am to 5pm
391 N Main Street, Wasilla
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Open Year Round
Photo: Christa Galloway | RV Alaska
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