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Soldotna Visitor Center

44790 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-7926
+1 907-262-9814
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An excellent source of information for the Kenai/Soldotna

Not only a great source of information of the Kenai area, very knowledgeable attendants about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan L
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Decatur, Texas
Friendly, helpful staff

Historical information and displays. Gift shop. Loads of local information. Discount coupons for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick G
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Appleton
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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 well as trophy sized Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. The Kenai is also home to other wildlife; including moose, brown and black bears, caribou and multiple species of birds. As you take in the beauty of Alaska, be sure to make Soldotna your home base and experience the best “The Last Frontier” has to offer right at your doorstep. The Kenai Peninsula is nicknamed “Alaska’s Playground” for a reason! The list of activities you can enjoy during your trip is endless. Wildlife viewing, fishing, bear viewing, bird watching, canoe and hiking trips, shopping, fine dining and more await you. Contact us or stop by the Soldotna Visitor Center for information on the greater Soldotna, Alaska area. We have resources available to help you plan your one-of-a kind Alaska vacation. You can also view a variety of animal exhibits on display, including the world record King Salmon, caught by Les Anderson in 1985, take a stroll along our elevated river boardwalk, or try your luck fishing right from the river bank. The Visitor Center hosts Free Wi-Fi and smartphone charging stations for your convenience.
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44790 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK 99669-7926
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

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

Thank Del D
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Located right beside the river, this centre is staffed with really helpful people. Although on the small side there are a good range of exhibits and plenty of tourist information to consult and take away. After you have left the centre why not have a...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Friendly staff and wonderful resource for visitors! Nice and clean and well put together! They also have cute, locally made souveniers!

Thank belovedpetra
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

This information centre is right above the Kenai river and a boardwalk section. The staff were very helpful and friendly. There were some great displays too. Definitely worth a visit. The car park is very large and can cater for motorhomes.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

we have stopped here many times on our visits to Alaska, and there is always someone there willing to do all they can do to answer your questions.

Thank 167caribou
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The Soldotna Visitor Center is a must see for anyone coming out for their first time to the area. There is a lot of information available and it is impressive to see up close the massive size of the world record king salmon as well...More

Thank dcyagura
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Lots of animal displays and great information. They have a river walk with a fishing platform. If it's raining you can fish under the bridge. Well maintained area.

Thank duane k
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Make this your first stop to pick up brochures, coupons, maps. Very friendly & knowledgeable staff. We received so much information. Made a $5 donation & received a large poster, book on Alaska & a hat pin. Very worth the stop

Thank J K
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