Bank -- A local credit union is near the Parks Highway on the Talkeetna Spur Road. There is no bank in the town center, but several businesses have ATMs, including Nagley's General Store.

Hospital -- Sunshine Community Health Center, on the Talkeetna Spur Road near the town (tel. 907/733-2273;

Internet Access -- Free for up to 30 minutes at the Talkeetna Public Library (tel. 907/733-2359), at Mile 13.5 of the Talkeetna Spur Road, just across the tracks.

Police -- For nonemergencies, call the Alaska State Troopers at tel. 907/733-2256. The station is near the Parks Highway on the Talkeetna Spur Road.

Post Office -- In the town center, near the intersection of Talkeetna Spur Road and Main Street.

Taxes -- There is no sales tax. Room tax in the area is 5%.

Special Events -- The Mountain Mother Contest, held over the second weekend in July, is a fundraiser for the Talkeetna Historical Society (tel. 907/733-2487; It is open only to mothers, who race to demonstrate their bush skills, including splitting wood and diapering a baby.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.