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Soldotna Homestead Museum

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Address: 41 Centennial Park Road, Soldotna, AK
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+1 907-262-3832

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This is fun if you love History

I really injoyed see the old trapper Bain's and school buildings and all the historical facts that was shared by the employees about the history of the area and actual artifacts... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
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Soldotna, Alaska
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Soldotna, Alaska
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I really injoyed see the old trapper Bain's and school buildings and all the historical facts that was shared by the employees about the history of the area and actual artifacts from here.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This homestead museum was very interesting. The volunteers are so informative and helpful. We listen and asked questions, they were able to tell stories that were delightful. I was very appreciative of the time they spent with us. We were able to go on our own to visit the different buildings. Everything was located in the same area so walking... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stopped in at 3:45 not knowing they closed at 4. The volunteer, Carol, was very nice and took the time to show us around. We tried to make it quick so as not too keep her too long - wish we would have had an hour to an hour and a half, there is a lot to see. Free... More 

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Cuba, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

My husband and I stopped by here on a Saturday morning because our fly-out fishing trip was cancelled. It is a small area with 3 of the original homesteads on it that you can see. It also has two small museum buildings. The volunteers/employees were very knowledgeable about the beginning of Alaska. We really enjoyed our visit here and would... More 

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We toured this amazing piece of history. The gal narrating was a joy to listen to. The buildings were close enough together that was still a nice walk even in the drizzly weather.

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Freeland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped here more than once. The steps that go behind the visitor center leads down to a metal walk way along the Kenai river with a few picnic table, fish cleaning station and ability to enter the river to fish. The parking lot here is big enough for a few RV's and a few cars.The location is off the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum while in town. It is staffed by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. They can tell you all about the history of homesteading in Alaska. You can view artifacts and tour actual homesteading cabins - all donated to the museum by local residents. It was a great way to spend a few hours while our husbands fished. Stop... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Go into the main building first. The docents have a wealth of knowledge and can tell you about the other buildings. In addition to some very nice displays of artifacts and displays the docents are locals who add a personal touch to the history. . .they helped make the history. A true gem and there is no fee. Yes, there... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

On our way from Homer to Kenai, we decided to stop at the homestead museum. There was no charge, but donations welcomed. The curators were very friendly, passionate, and knowledgeable. There was a lot of ak history shared, nice exhibits, and historic buildings to see. It was very interesting and a great museum...a definite gem!

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Wa. state
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were really impressed with this stop. Besides a variety of older tools and history of the '64 quake, there were a variety of buildings outside. They showed about six ways that pioneers put corners on their cabins and boats with special ribs. There was also a building with many types of preserved Alaskan animals to view. The volunteers were... More 

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