Hope-Sunrise Mining Museum

Kenai Peninsula

This small grouping of log cabins preserves relics from early miners and homesteaders with a great deal of respect. Creaky buildings give a feel for life at the turn of the 20th century; a quick guided tour by one of the town's children is worth the tip for history buffs and anyone with a little extra time. A new Quonset hut shows 10-minute films about the history of the area.