Around 1880, George Palmer established a trading station at this site on the Matanuska River.
Palmer is a fertile farmland that was settled by families from the Midwest as part of the New Deal relief program in 1935. Touring Palmer you will discover the history of these early "colonists" and see the legendary, gigantic vegetables.
Palmer is a picturesque little town with an agricultural flair. It provides a wide range of hotels, motels, restored inns, bed and breakfasts and camper parks. Two golf courses offer views of the mountains and Knik Glaicier.