Old Town of Kenai, Alaska
Old Town of Kenai, Alaska
Old Town of Kenai, Alaska
with sister at Old Town of Kenai, Alaska
Russian Church at Old Town Kenai, Alaska
In a nutshell
Worth the scenery just to get down there to fish!
Other Old Town Kenai Cabins
Also near the old Fort Kenay location are four other cabins. The picture from 4 Aug 2007 shows three of them. From left to right are the Three Scandinavian's Cabin, Cabin #3 and Miller Cabin. The first two were built between 1898 and 1925 and subsequently moved to Old Town....
At the end of the Sterling Highway is the town of Homer. Many people know this place because it seems whenever bald eagles are featured in documentaries or reports, they go to Homer. The number of bald eagles in the winter on the spit is astounding--taking all the eagles...
Fishing the Kenai River
The Kenai River is a very famous fishing river that has its headwaters in the upper Kenai Mountains and flows into the This famous fishing river originates in the Kenai Mtns creeks and streams that flow into the Cook Inlet. It is one of the best-known fishing areas in the...
Guided Fishing with Fishology Alaska
If you're visiting the Kenai area then it's a must that you do some fishing, after all, this is probably the most famous salmon and trout river in the world! Fishology Alaska is a locally owned guide service, very friendly & helpful, and can get you on the fish. Don't leave...
Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church
My sister had a guidebook with her when we were at the Old Town of Kenai, and she read about the distinct architecture of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. It was however already 8 PM and for sure the church would be closed, but my sister still...
Kenai Visitors Center - Information & Culture Part
As you walk into the Visitors Center there is a white board with the day's activities and an information desk with people to assist you. The front lobby area also includes things for sale if you want to shop a little. In the afternoon a local author, Chris Jenness, was doing...
Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church
There are three Russian church buildings in Old Town Kenai. The church itself was originally established in 1791 and the current building was constructed in 1894. Russian Orthodox services are still held there every week. The Parish House Rectory dates from 1881. The third...
Former Interlocked Moose Horn Club
The Interlocked Moose Horn Club / Tomrdle House is a historic hand-hewed log structure that was completed in 1902 but portions are said to date back to 1848. It is now a private residence. In the past, it was the first social club in Kenai, as well as a candy store, theater...
Kenai Commercial Building
The Old Town Kenai walking tour includes the Kenai Commercial Building. It was built in 1948 and was originally located in Kasilof. It was barged to Kenai and used by E. Wells Ervin and Helen Jones to sell groceries and dry goods. Their slogan was... "buy on credit, pay...
Scout Park Scenic Overlook
There are good views of the Kenai River mouth and tidal marshes from the Erik Hansen Scout Park, which is on the bluff above the river. It was rainy and foggy the day I was there; otherwise, there would have been good views of snow-capped volcanos and maybe even could have...
Tyotkas Elder Center: Wild Salmon Bake
What a great idea! The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Tyotkas Elder Center has an all-you-can-eat Wild Salmon Bake for $14.99 on certain days during 15 June to 15 August. The times are 6 PM on Thursday-Friday-Saturday and 1 PM on Sunday. Not only do these dinners raise money for...
Louie's Steak and Seafood: Don't Bump Your Head on the Moose Nose
Louie's Steak and Seafood Restaurant in the Uptown Motel was highly recommended. It is on the Kenai Spur Highway near the intersection where the Bridge Access Road goes south. I did not get a chance to eat there but I did stop to take a couple of pictures as I left town. Not...
Mainstreet Tap & Grill: Nightlife
The Mainstreet Tap and Grill is one of the newest, reopened up and coming hot spots. The Service was the best I have received at any of the bars in Soldotna / Kenai. The food was amazing. I have to say the burgers are the best in the Peninsula and the french dip was amazing...
Kenai Saturday Market: Fun But Not Sure Anything Was a Bargain
It was rainy the Saturday I was in Kenai, so maybe the market was smaller than usual. As one would expect, it was mostly local art, crafts, food and clothing. The better buys I saw happened to be food. I got some delicious homemade crackerjacks and an oatmeal cookie. There were unique things like the furs at the Howling Wolf tent and another guy with interesting wood carvings.
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Updated Sep 23, 2007
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high moose crossing
Because the Sterling Highway does go through Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, previously known as the Kenai National Moose Range, there is a large number of these animals near or crossing the road.While you may see moose anywhere on the Kenai Peninsula, the "Moose Danger...
Beach Access for Dip Netting
The turn for the Kenai River South Shore Beach Access is a little further west than the Log Cabin Inn. Turn north onto Cannery Road from Kalifornsky Beach Road and follow the Beach Access signs to Dunes Road. Probably a week or two earlier the South Shore was crowded with...
Marathon Road isn't really mentioned in a lot of guides for this area but it's worth a drive. We came across it when we were looking for information on spotting caribou in this region. There is a herd here...of course, we didn't see then in the spring but we were early....
A Fishing Paradise
One of the main attractions of the Kenai Peninsula is the fishing. Lots and lots of fishing. From multi day package trips to solo outings, in the winter or the summer, salt water or fresh water, there is lots of fishing to be done here. Most, if not all, of the towns on the...
Driving from Anchorage down to the Kenai Peninsula you have to go over Turnagain Pass. It's not that tricky of a drive but it doesn't take much of an elevation gain to get to very cold and very snowy conditions in Alaska. We may have very little snow on the ground here but...
Nikiski is the only town I'm covering that belongs in a general tip rather than in the must visit category. This whole "general tips" being my favorite memory bothers me. It's just a a general tip: not a particular danger and not anything exciting. Oh well...moving on...So...
Explore Deeper into Kenai
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