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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1 Ski Hill Road, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone Number: 907262-7021
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$275*
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Middle Kenai River Full-Day Fishing Trip
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$99*
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Guided Adventure Hiking in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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A beautiful spot to relax.

New visitors center with beautiful displays and theater with movies and lectures. Also outside are nature trails to the lake and through the boreal forest where you will see many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kasilof, Alaska
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Kasilof, Alaska
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

New visitors center with beautiful displays and theater with movies and lectures. Also outside are nature trails to the lake and through the boreal forest where you will see many small animals and occasionally larger ones. Get close to nature here. Informative ranger guides to assist as needed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to stop and take in the outdoors. My wife and I were very impressed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was one of the highlights of our adventure in Alaska! So many wonderful hiking trails, view points, lakes and rivers to stop and enjoy lunch.

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Freeland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small, obviously new. Why isn't the parking lot bigger? This is free. No place for RV's to park. Not many trails for the size of the Kenai Refuge. It felt like they just needed a place for offices. The trail to the river is nice, then you get to a large lake that has a small dock viewing area.... More 

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Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place, and it should be for the millions of tax dollars is cost, and it went way over budget because the contractor was a fool, and they let him get away with it. Consequently, finishing this project took many months longer than it should have and cost a lot more money than was in the budget.... More 

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Bethel, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a resident of the area it is always fun to go on organized trails and to look at nature in this place. It is newly designed and offers classes and events for people to participate in. For example wife, daughter, and I went to an introduction to fishing class where Nick showed us equipment good for fishing and explained... More 

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Nevada City, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice displays and beautiful trails all around. But bring plenty of bug repellent!!! Like, you will be eaten alive without it.

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Thank Steve G
Backus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed right by Kenai National Wildlife refuge. Saw many Moose right in our yaed and all along the highway. A great wildlife refuge.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitor Center has some very interesting displays which provide an outstanding background and history of Alaska. The staff was very accommodating and there is a movie which they show concerning information on the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly staff here. The vastness of Alaska is hard to comprehend. This place helps. Don't miss the little cabin outside that is open, just walk in. We enjoyed it all.

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