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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1 Ski Hill Road, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone Number: +1 907-262-7021
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shinny New Digs.

brand new grand opening this year, new building & art work, new learning center props, great down site learning / Teaching center for little people field trips, great hiking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Soldotna, Alaska
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Soldotna, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

brand new grand opening this year, new building & art work, new learning center props, great down site learning / Teaching center for little people field trips, great hiking trails. Perfect little piece of the peninsula!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The KNWR is the playground for all of us on the Kenai peninsula! We go hiking, fishing, Nordic skiing, biking, and exploring with our family year round in this wildlife refuge. The Kenai national wildlife refuge is by far one of our favorite places to recreate in Alaska!

Thank SilvertipCabinsAK
Kasilof, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They have built a new refuge building... and have great hands on exhibits. I hope all the schools are going here and helping our children understand how the animals and the land and the people all fit together in this great land

Thank wspirit2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful slice of Alaska. A gravel road takes you through the forest. There are a couple of turn outs with scenic views. Numerous hiking trails start along the road. Also some short side roads to mostly smaller lakes. Most lakes have campsites and some are even free. If timing is right you may even see some local life: moose,... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We visited for a couple of hours while touring the Kenai Peninsula. The visitor center is great, with really helpful rangers who suggested activities. On their advice, we hiked to the lake and followed some of the adjacent trails looking for wildlife. There's an eagle's nest close to the visitor center. .

Thank jimgaul
Chelsea, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We went to the visitors center and did the tour there. The rangers were very helpful and very well informed. It was not a large exhibit but well done. They have a couple of short walking tours right there. As always in Al. People are killed by bears and moose every year so be aware of how to avoid problems.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We made a brief visit here before heading south. We were impressed by their displays and the information that accompanied it. Wish we had more time to explore the roads and trails they had. Well worth a stop and conveniently located near Hwy.

Thank OregonScooter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

nice hikes around the lakes and through the woods. The visitor's center is a mini-museum and the rangers are most helpful. We got our best suggestions on where to eat from the park rangers.

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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had two different groups of family. Some were young and or fit. Others slow and unfit/old. There were trails that all could enjoy. Picnic areas and restrooms conveniently located. Trail heads clearly marked.

Thank Nancy R
Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

There was information, exhibits to see, walks to take. Learned alot about the area. This is wonderful for families.

Thank john2755

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