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.
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 24⁄7. 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.
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
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.
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.