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Soldotna Visitor Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting little visitor center on the Kenai River.

This visitor center overlooks the Kenai River and the Soldotna bridge over the river. There is a... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Greg J
Sebastopol, California
Informative and Accessible and Clean

Lots of information! Clean restrooms and super accessible access to the river for a fun/easy river... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Sally S
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WELCOME TO SOLDOTNA, ALASKA! We are a thriving community located on the world-famous Kenai River, the most popular sport fishing destination in Alaska. These glacier blue waters are home to some of the best runs of King, Sockeye, and Coho salmon, as...more
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44790 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-7926
+1 907-262-9814
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This visitor center overlooks the Kenai River and the Soldotna bridge over the river. There is a little nature walk nearby and fishing ramps on the water's edge. Interesting exhibits in the center about the area, including the largest King Salmon ever caught.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greg J
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Lots of information! Clean restrooms and super accessible access to the river for a fun/easy river hike or fishing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sally S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Come here to see stuffed animals, including the world record king salmon caught on the Kenai river, weighing in at over 97 pounds!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phil L
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The visitor center has plenty to offer relative to suggestions of hikes and other activities in the area. The space is outfitted for people of all ages and can be very helpful in making the most of your limited travel time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cameron F
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the Visitor Center on a rainy day so there were not too many people .. the lady at the desk was very helpful .. we also walked along the river on the board walk .There were a few fisherman ... but the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roeder6464
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The volunteers are extremely knowledgable, we spent a lot of time there and gathered lots of information.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annevanjax
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

The Visitors Center in Soldotna is one of two visitors centers in the area. The Center is the better of the two and is worth a quick stop in. It offers some displays of a Kodiak bear, a Dall Sheep and some other animals. Also...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Madi H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Not only a great source of information of the Kenai area, very knowledgeable attendants about fishing spots with an excellent fishing platform on the Kenai River

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Alan L
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Historical information and displays. Gift shop. Loads of local information. Discount coupons for local attractions. Very helpful , knowledgeable staff. An elevated walkway along the Kenai river is accessible just behind the center.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patrick_Appleton
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Very friendly, helpful and informative staff. All of our questions were answered with the depth of understanding we required.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Del D
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