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Address: 1 Ski Hill Road, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone Number: 907262-7021
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Natural beauty

Amazing natural beauty. It was humbling to see the wildfires and what they consumed. Skillak lake was serene. Unfortunately a recent bear mauling limited our outdoor explorations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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316 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The center is beautiful and as others have mentioned it is aimed for children to experience and learn. The grounds are very nice with well developed walking paths. We walked to the lake, but saw nothing in the way of wild life unless you count a dragonfly. We were a bit disappointed. I know there is no control over the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Amazing natural beauty. It was humbling to see the wildfires and what they consumed. Skillak lake was serene. Unfortunately a recent bear mauling limited our outdoor explorations and we stuck to main trails. Worth the visit anyway.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

nice interpretive center and walking paths, work was being done on facility, so it will only get better.

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Yakima, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was a business trip for me, but was able to take some time and really look at what God has made at hand!!! Travelers really need to take time and see there surrounding of beautiful Alaska😀

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Woodward, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We lucked out on this day in that it wasn't raining. Can't recall where we were going to, but the refuge was a stop on the trip. We took a short stroll through the woods down to the lake, and while we didn't see any wildlife, this was a nice diversion. Very calm and peaceful.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The park is kept clean and around the buildings is landscaped very well while preserving the natural beauty. The you camp was awesome for the kids. They learned how to use compasses and a lot of teamwork. They studied plants and fish and were taught to proper way to treat nature. The kids made awesome fairy/hobbet houses and art with... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nicely maintained trails. The information and center is mostly geared towards children. We did not see any wildlife, except a few chipmunks and birds.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A very nice visitor center with interactive displays. There was also a short hiking route that went down to a lake. Staff was also very helpful.

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Naples, Fl
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went here to see wildlife. Didn't see anything. Was a beautiful hike though. Lake was beautiful and the display in the center was interesting.

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USA
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I was there for the grand opening along with what appeared to be half of Soldotna. it was extremely busy so the visitors center was overwhelmed. There were a lot of interactive displays that kids would love. worth a quick stop

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