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Soldotna Homestead Museum

Address: 41 Centennial Park Road, Soldotna, AK
Phone Number: 907-262-3832
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Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Soldotna
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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Kenai, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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