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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Palmer.

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Around Palmer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Anchorage. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southwest of Palmer. Anchorage has a population of 298,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Wasilla. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Palmer and has a population of 9,700 people.

For comparison, Palmer has a population of 7,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Palmer and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Houston   [Map]   2,290   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Y   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Big Lake   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Butte   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Chickaloon   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Chugiak   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eagle River   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Fort Richardson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gateway   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
John Fitzgerald Kennedy City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Knik   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lazy Mountain   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadow Lakes   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nancy Lake   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Point MacKenzie   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sutton   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tanaina   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palmer ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Buffalo Soapstone   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Palmer   [Map]
Cottonwood   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Farm Loop   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fishhook   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Jonesville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Knik River   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lazy Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lucky Shot Landing   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadow Lakes   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Peters Creek   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmer ...

Looking for more information about Palmer? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palmer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Palmer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Palmer.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Palmer. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Alaska Parks

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Palmer Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Palmer


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Palmer ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Palmer.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   W   23 miles [37 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Palmer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Palmer. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSW   156 miles [251.1 km]
Fairbanks Intl. (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   FAI   N   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   SW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Valdez Pioneer Fld.(VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]   VDZ   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Palmer Muni.(PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   PAQ   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Butte Muni.   [Map]   AK1   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wasilla Airport(WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   IYS   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Birchwood Airport   [Map]   BCV   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Big Lake Airport(BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   BGQ   W   23 miles [37 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
        Website for Fairbanks International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Palmer: www.palmerchamber.org/

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palmer.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Palmer. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palmer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.6018, Longitude: -149.1218     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Palmer), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Palmer.



 
 
 

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