Soldotna Points of Interest

View beautiful murals or public art displayed at the Rotary Art Park. View the Kenai River from one of 10 boardwalks. Visit the local Soldotna Public Library for area information, or for story time for kids.

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Points of Interest

Here’s our list of places to see wildlife on the Kenai Penin­su­la, as well as tours to get you to the good spots.

This large, mod­ern library — opened in 1972 and redesigned in 2013 — has tons of books on wide-rang­ing top­ics, along with inter­est­ing pro­grams, free Wi-Fi, and meet­ing spaces. There’s a large sec­tion on all things Alas­ka, of course, so make the library a must-stop if you’re look­ing for infor­ma­tion on great camp­grounds, local fish­ing hot spots, or hik­ing guides to the Kenai — or wher­ev­er you’re head­ed next!

This beau­ti­ful park set along the turquoise Kenai Riv­er hosts com­mu­ni­ty events, has a board­walk, access to the riv­er, play­ground and more. There’s an ice loop for skat­ing (free ice skates are avail­able dur­ing win­ter fes­ti­vals) and ani­mal cutouts with white twin­kle lights on them. 

This park is a can’t miss for dog own­ers and dog lovers! It’s one of the busiest parks in town, with peo­ple and their dogs there prac­ti­cal­ly 247. If you’re trav­el­ing with your dog, it’s a great place to give Fido some exer­cise. You’ll also have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet the locals, learn what it’s like to live in Sol­dot­na, and get the inside scoop on the best things to see and do from peo­ple who live here.

View local­ly cre­at­ed fine art or the works of artists from around Alas­ka and the Pacif­ic Northwest.

Quick: what’s the longest com­bined rail and high­way tun­nel in North Amer­i­ca? It’s the Ander­son Memo­r­i­al Tun­nel, and you’ll dri­ve through it on the scenic and his­toric dri­ve to Whit­ti­er. The Kenai Moun­tains-Tur­na­gain Arm Nation­al Her­itage Area is a place whose val­leys and moun­tains, com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ple tell the larg­er sto­ry of a wild place and a rugged fron­tier. This audio guide gives you the inside scoop on its fas­ci­nat­ing his­to­ry. You’ll…  ...more

Enjoy the beau­ty and scenery of the turquoise Kenai Riv­er by strolling one of the 10 (or all!) board­walks along the banks. If you’re here to fish, you can do that from the ele­vat­ed fish plat­forms, or bring hip waders and use one of the 53 stair­ways to walk down to the riv­er and cast your line while stand­ing in the water.

A guide to the 10 (with more to come!) beau­ti­ful 4’ x 8’ murals hang­ing through­out town, an ini­tia­tive by the local Sol­dot­na Rotary Club. 

Close to Anchor­age and endowed with abun­dant recre­ation­al oppor­tu­ni­ties, cen­tral Kenai is Alaska’s play­ground. Two high­ways, numer­ous trails, and sev­er­al major rivers slice through the spine of the Kenai Moun­tains. World-class fish­ing, hik­ing, riv­er raft­ing, and canoe­ing – plus alpine lakes and gold his­to­ry – make for an ide­al day trip or week-long vacation. 

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