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Soldotna Homestead Museum

41 Centennial Park Road, Soldotna, AK
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Soldotna
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great if you're short on time, but lots of info if you'd like to linger. Kids (12-16) loved it too. Original buildings from early Soldotna settlement; schoolhouse, cabins, boats, etc. We walked from our condo near the Safeway. Volunteers are helpful and knowledgeable.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing some of the homestead cabins and other buildings on property. 2 ladies on premises the day we went were very knowledgeable. One took us to each building and explained a little bit about what we were seeing. It was a great way to spend 45 minutes.

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Hamptons, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stopped here and took alot of pictures of the school and cabins from when the town was founded. Matt was very informative about the history and pleasant to show us everything. I liked the location best. Beautiful!

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Enjoyed see how simple things were and how hard they were. Each building depicts a unique time and way of life.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Wandering in a rental car on the Kenai peninsula landed us in Soldotna, Alaska. A quick check with TripAdvisor quickly let us know that we must stop at the Homestead Museum. I can't tell you enough how great this advice was. We learned the local history from the daughter of a true homesteader. There are several original homesteader buildings including... More

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Kenai, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a very interesting collection of old cabins, a schoolhouse, and boats donated by local residents that typifies life in this area in the immediate post World War II period. The docent who conducted the tour (Carroll) is well informed and gives a very interesting tour. Well worth the time if you're interested in the history of this area.

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Soldotna, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This little museum is located on the edge of town and consists on several earlyday buildings and cabins. There iare lots of exhibits detailing early life on the kenai and Alaska. The volunteer staff consists of many old-timers that were part of the settlement and/or homesteaders. Very interesting stories to here. This is a good place to take a break... More

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Belleplain, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Don't miss this museum while you are in Soldotna! The volunteer gave us a very interesting tour. We even met one of the homesteaders!

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Yokneam Moshava
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

For us this was the first stop on our "Authentic Alaska" bus tour. The staff was very friendly and eager to help and answer questions. We immediately walked down to the Kenai river, to feel the water temprature. It was cold!! There were several fishermen on the site. The visitor center itself was nice and very much like what you... More

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A friend and I arrived just before it opened. One of the docents was there waiting and told us some interesting stories about the place. When everything was unlocked, he took us around and showed us the cabins and schoolhouse. An interesting place for kids and adults. I even learned how the Alaskan flag came into being and that's a... More

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