Wasilla is a beautiful city located in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, United States of America. Wasilla is the sixth largest city in the state of Alaska. It is situated in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley in the south-central side of the state. Wasilla was named in honor of Chief Wasilla, a local tribe leader of Dena'ina. The initial name of the city was Vasilij, the Russian translation of the English Basil. Notable residents of Wasilla include members of the Palin family: Sarah, the former mayor, Todd, professional snowmobile racer and her husband and their daughter Bristol, an abstinence ambassador for Candie's, and cartoonist Chad Carpenter. Visiting Wasilla is exciting because the city is very interesting, thanks to its lovely attractions.
Top Attractions within Wasilla
Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center is a multi-purpose arena located within the city. It offers seating for 5,000 people and is the home of Alaska Avalanche hockey team and of Arctic Predators football team. The venue is also used for important community events of the city, because it is large enough to accommodate almost the whole community.
Museum of Alaska Transportation Industry is an important attraction of Wasilla. It was opened to store the important artifacts of the transportation industry of the city and to maintain live the stories of the people that used to work in it. This Wasilla museum includes a large collection of vintage trains and equipment used by the Alaskans that worked with them.
Settlers Bay Golf Course is another point of interest of Wasilla. This is an 18-hole course and offers a challenging golf experience that cannot be enjoyed in any other location of the city. The facility also incorporates a lovely restaurant that offers dishes of the local cuisine, freshly prepared and rapidly brought to the table after the order was taken.