Window Rock, a natural rock formation in Kenai Fjords National Park.

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Peninsula

Where Seward ends this wonderful park begins. Comprising 587,000 acres of mountains, the park is home to tidewater glaciers, a massive ice field and unparalleled opportunity for adventure.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kenai Peninsula attractions

1. Benny Benson Memorial

8.05 MILES

This humble monument at the corner of the Seward Hwy and Dairy Hill Lane honors Seward’s favorite son, Benny Benson. In 1926 the orphaned 13-year-old…

2. Small-Boat Harbor

8.27 MILES

The small-boat harbor at the northern end of 4th Ave hums during the summer with fishing boats, charter vessels, cruise ships and a number of sailboats…

3. Seward Community Library & Museum


This eclectic museum has an excellent Iditarod exhibit, a rare 49-star US flag, and relics of Seward’s Russian era, the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and…

4. Alaska Sealife Center

8.92 MILES

A fitting legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil-spill settlement, this $56-million marine research center is more than just one of Alaska’s finest attractions…

5. K’Beq Interpretive Site

21.96 MILES

This riverfront site, run by the local Kenaitzie tribe, is a refreshing reminder of what this area was like before the flood of sport fishers. A quarter…

6. Tern Lake Junction

24.16 MILES

Also known as ‘The Y’ – this is the turnoff for the Sterling Hwy, which runs another 143 miles to Homer.