wasillaWasilla, AK

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state. The city’s population was 7,831 at the 2010 census. Wasilla is the largest city in the borough and a part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 396,142 in 2013.

Interesting Fact

Wasilla is named after Chief Wasilla, a local Dena’ina chief. “Wasilla” is the anglicized spelling of the chief’s Russian-given name, Васи́лий Vasilij, which corresponds to the English name Basil.

Recreation

The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla was established in 1967, “to give a home to the transportation and industrial remnants and to tell the stories of the people and the machines that opened Alaska to exploration and growth.”

In 2010, the Menard Center lost a tenant when the Arctic Predators did not play as a member of the Indoor Football League.

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