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Park in Soldotna

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters & Visitor Center

Opposite Kalifornsky Beach Rd near the Kenai River is the junction with Funny River Rd. Follow signs to Ski Hill Rd, following it for a mile to reach this excellent, kid-friendly information center that has an exhib…
Bar in Soldotna

The Bridge

This excellent and welcoming bar looks over the Kenai River from the second story of the Kenai River Lodge. Enjoy a drink on the deck and watch anglers pull in salmon below you.
Deli in Soldotna

Odie’s Deli

A surprisingly hip little deli serving breakfast until 10:30am. You can build your own sandwiches on homemade bread.
Cafe in Soldotna

Moose is Loose

This Moose comes with coffee and goodies galore, including a huge array of fresh doughnuts.
Brewery in Soldotna

Kenai River Brewing Co

Enjoy handcrafted ales in a large, airy building.
Museum in Soldotna

Soldotna Historical Society Museum

This museum includes a wonderful collection of homesteaders’ cabins spread through six wooded acres in Centennial Park. Ask for a free guided tour to discover the stories of early homesteaders who were awarded plots…
Pizza in Soldotna

St Elias Brewing Company

Stone-fired pizzas and sandwiches served in an echoing brewery with a big patio. Delicious. Beer-lovers should order the sampler. Expect the service to be mediocre.
Seafood in Soldotna


This is Soldotna’s fanciest place, with high-backed leather booths and dishes such as char-grilled salmon with mushroom risotto.
Market in Soldotna

Fred Meyer

This supermarket has a deli, a salad bar, a bakery, an espresso and any camping gear that you forgot.