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Soldotna Homestead Museum

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Address: 41 Centennial Park Road, Soldotna, AK
Phone Number: 907-262-3832
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We really enjoyed our tour and learned a lot about the settling of Alaska. The docents were very knowledgeable and made this attraction very meaningful. There is no fee, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our tour and learned a lot about the settling of Alaska. The docents were very knowledgeable and made this attraction very meaningful. There is no fee, but donations are welcome! Our tour took a little over an hour. Take the time to visit and see historic buildings and artifacts and learn about the early days of homesteading... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Carroll took our group on a well informed tour of all the exhibits and buildings. She was a walking encyclopeda of information and answered every question we could think of. It helped, I'm sure, that she lived the life that she was teaching us about, her parents having been some of the original homesteaders in the area. Visitors will enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent several hours with the fine docents at the museum exhibits. They provided detailed and incite-full information on the early settlers that came into this area. The exhibits included several cabins, food storage, boats, and the first school in the area. Explanations were provided for why things were done and built as displayed. A most pleasant and educational time.

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Informative and helpful. We stop here every trip through Soldotna. Mostly we enjoy the walk to the edge of the river to watch the fishermen, fish and eagles. They keep this place looking so pretty with all the flowers planted around it. And the boardwalk to the river is great!

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Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We spent 2 1/2 hours with our very own guide through this museum. There was no one else in the museum, so the curator took us through the entire museum and showed us each exhibit in detail and offered stories about early times. What an in-depth visit! Thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

History in Soldotna doesn't go back all that far, but the volunteers at this small museum really bring it to life, since they lived through most of the history! The stories the guides told while showing us the relocated homestead log cabins were really amazing. This was absolutely the highlight of our day. Well, well worth the hour or so... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great museum to visit and often staffed by old time homesteaders. Definitely a fun place to learn various ways the old timers built their log cabins. No McMansions here, just old time living. Often the moose wander the grounds. Always worth a visit when exploring the Kenai

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st. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

No one wants to see a museum when the fish are biting but you really must take time out for this one.

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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