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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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Very informative

We toured this amazing piece of history. The gal narrating was a joy to listen to. The buildings were close enough together that was still a nice walk even in the drizzly weather.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We toured this amazing piece of history. The gal narrating was a joy to listen to. The buildings were close enough together that was still a nice walk even in the drizzly weather.

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Freeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here more than once. The steps that go behind the visitor center leads down to a metal walk way along the Kenai river with a few picnic table, fish cleaning station and ability to enter the river to fish. The parking lot here is big enough for a few RV's and a few cars.The location is off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum while in town. It is staffed by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. They can tell you all about the history of homesteading in Alaska. You can view artifacts and tour actual homesteading cabins - all donated to the museum by local residents. It was a great way to spend a few hours while our husbands fished. Stop... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go into the main building first. The docents have a wealth of knowledge and can tell you about the other buildings. In addition to some very nice displays of artifacts and displays the docents are locals who add a personal touch to the history. . .they helped make the history. A true gem and there is no fee. Yes, there... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way from Homer to Kenai, we decided to stop at the homestead museum. There was no charge, but donations welcomed. The curators were very friendly, passionate, and knowledgeable. There was a lot of ak history shared, nice exhibits, and historic buildings to see. It was very interesting and a great museum...a definite gem!

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Thank curly002
Wa. state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We were really impressed with this stop. Besides a variety of older tools and history of the '64 quake, there were a variety of buildings outside. They showed about six ways that pioneers put corners on their cabins and boats with special ribs. There was also a building with many types of preserved Alaskan animals to view. The volunteers were... More 

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Thank ec0minded
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I stopped at the museum this past Thursday while on a visit to Alaska. Because it was the off-season, I think I may have been the only visitor that afternoon. The docent Carrollyn was amazing. She spent two hours explaining how Soldotna/Sterling was settled, drawing on first hand knowledge of many of the veteran settlers. Carrollyn explained details about the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This is a great free museum with volunteers that have wealth of knowledge. They have several original homestead cabins on the property from the 1940's. It's amazing how these families functioned without all the modern conveniences. Our family of 4 adults and 3 teenagers all loved this stop of Soldotna history.

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Soldotna, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Hands on tour of actual cabins, cache, taxidermy animal museum; artifacts; articles; and pictures of life in Soldotna from 1900's to current. Very well done for a small museum.

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Thank MariaDixson
Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

To get an idea of the lives of homesteaders here on the Kenai Peninsula, this is a perfect place to gather information. It is fun to walk around and learn some history of the area, and educational for kids. The staff is always knowledgeable and full of good stories.

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