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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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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... read more

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

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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: 41 Centennial Park Road, Soldotna, AK
Phone Number: 907-262-3832
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Soldotna

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