TRAPPER CREEK HOMESTEAD TOUR
Get a firsthand look at the lifestyle of early settlers in untamed Alaska - an experience that takes you to the home of the Porterfields who homesteaded in the early 1960's. Travel along the Parks Hwy. to Trapper Creek and take a walking tour around the homestead, garden and livestock areas. See Alaskan artifacts and homesteading memorabilia dating back to the days when Alaska was wild and largely uninhabited. Visit over coffee with the original homestead family.
Owner-Mike Carpenter 733-2637
mi. 115 George Parks Highway
There are many reasons why Wal-Mike’s is called “World Famous”.It is truly a romantic family fun place to visit! You’ll be greeted by historian, Mike Carpenter and his two pet Caribou. You can hand feed his pets, Two Socks and Ivory, just “don’t let Grandma get run over by the reindeer!”
Mike will entertain you with 49 years worth of Alaskan tales…some are true! Please come visit and bring your camera. You will see Alaskan artifacts and collectibles you’ll see no where else. Everything he has is brand new, he just hasn’t sold any of it for a long time. Any hey, Elvis still buys his propane, so you can too! Wal-Mike’s is just an Old Fashioned Alaskan Store that hasn’t changed with time. This is the visitor’s center you can tell the folks about back home!
In addition you'll find other recreation activities such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog mushing, fishing, hiking and hunting. An array of optional tours are available at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. You may reserve your tour choice once you board the Princess Rail or once you arrive at your destination. Visit the Tour Desk at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.