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Palmer, Alaska

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The location of Palmer

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 294,000 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 10,200 people.

For comparison, Palmer has a population of 7,200 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Houston   [Map]   2,347   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Y   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
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 ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Palmer.

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 Page for Palmer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Palmer Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Palmer

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

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>   DirDistance
Palmer Muni. (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Butte Muni. (FAA ID: AK1)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wasilla Airport (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Big Lake Airport (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   SSW   156 miles [251.1 km]
Fairbanks Intl.  (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]   N   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

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

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Palmer Muni. (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Butte Muni. (FAA ID: AK1)   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wasilla Airport (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Birchwood Airport (FAA ID: BCV)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Big Lake Airport (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Willow Airport   (WOW/PAUO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Merrill Fld.   (ICAO: PAMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Whittier Airport   (ICAO: PAWR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fairbanks Intl.   (FAI/PAFA)   [Map]
  Website for Fairbanks International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
  Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Valdez Pioneer Fld.   (VDZ/PAVD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Palmer Muni.   (PAQ/PAAQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wasilla Airport   (WWA/PAWS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Big Lake Airport   (BGQ/PAGQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Palmer:

The official website for State of Alaska:

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point we use 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>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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