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Alaska is beautiful! Not small beautiful, but Extra LARGE BEAUTIFUL!  Mountains that tower! Huge glaciers! Rivers, lakes and coastal oceans full of fish! Alaska wildlife galore, amazing hiking trails, scenic camping, and frontier communities! Be sure to take your time and visit as many places as you can while you are here.

Which brings us to our page: The Squawklight

This is where we feature great shops to visit while you are in town. If you are looking for that perfect Alaska souvenir to remember your visit, or for Alaska gifts to bring back home to family and friends, please visit these amazing shops! Thank you for your support!


~ Steve Lackie Photography

Places to visit when touring Alaska!


When Visiting


The “Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna” sign is one of the first things you see as you drive into town. Talkeetnans share their friendly, small town atmosphere with travelers from all around the world visiting this amazing area. Local flavor is abundant in town at pubs and eateries, which host local and visiting musicians. Plan to say with us overnight and you will find that we have some of the best accommodations and friendliest proprietors around! Check out our live entertainment, browse our unique gift shops, art galleries and the Artisans Open Air Market, take an exciting water excursion on a jet boatraft or kayak, hop on an ATV for a one of a kind outdoor adventure, feeling lucky then try panning for gold or landing a 50-pound salmonzipline through the tops of the trees, take some time to enjoy our fabulous hiking trails, tour our local museums and the National Park Service to learn about Talkeetna’s history and soar through the skies for a once in a lifetime flightseeing  tour around Denali, the tallest mountain in North America!


The Magic of Christmas
A unique assortment of ornaments, gifts,
and decor from primarily Alaskan artisans!

Experience the magic of Christmas year round.

We offer a unique selection of holiday gifts and decor. Featuring a variety of handmade products by Alaskan makers and artisans.

Tel: 907-707-3743


Address:  22336 S. Talkeetna Spur Road, Suite 4, TALKEETNA, AK 99676

talkeetna location_photo-loren holmes adn.jpg


Once in a Blue Moose shops are family owned, dating back to 1969, which makes us one of the oldest businesses of our kind in Alaska. We have a huge variety of all things Alaskan for both locals and visitors. We're committed to supporting Alaskan artists whenever possible. We are passionate about Alaska!

Once in a Blue Moose
We're committed to supporting Alaskan artists!

Tel: 907-733-3722

13594 Main Street, Talkeetna, Alaska 99676

* photo by Loren Holmes / ADN

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