The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Prince William Sound 15


Chugach State Park 3

Cordova 2

Portage Glacier 6

Valdez 3

Whittier 1

Mat-Su Valley and Beyond 14


Denali State Park 1

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve 1

Palmer 4

Talkeetna 1

Wasilla 2

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve 5

Kenai Peninsula 9


Kenai Fjords National Park 1

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge 1

Kenai, Sterling, and Soldotna 1

Seward 6

Kodiak Island 7


Kodiak 6

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge 1

Homer 4

Side Trips from Homer 2


Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park 2

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 1

Beach–Sight 4

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 3

Farm/ Ranch 2

Forest 1

Geological Site 4

Historic District/ Site 1

Information Center 2

Library/ Archive 1

Local Interest–Sight 1

Mine 2

Mountain–Sight 2

Museum/ Gallery 11

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 7

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 5

Park/ Playground 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 1

Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Sports–Sight 1

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Town/ Village 2

Trail/ Path 2

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 4

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 2

Zoo/ Aquarium 1

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Portage Glacier

  • Geological Site

The glacier is one of Alaska's most frequently visited tourist destinations. A 6-mile side road off the Seward Highway leads to the Begich-Boggs...

Portage Pass

  • Trail/Path

Historically a route used by Alaska Natives, Russian fur traders, and early settlers, this 1-mile hike (one-way) offers tremendous views...

Pratt Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The Pratt is an art gallery and a cultural and natural-history museum rolled into one. In addition to monthly exhibits showcasing some...

Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm

  • Farm/Ranch

On a sunny day the town of Palmer looks like a Swiss calendar photo, with its old barns and log houses silhouetted against craggy Pioneer...

Seward Community Library & Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Seward's museum, community center, and library is a one-stop attraction, with the museum just downstairs from the library. The museum...

Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Exhibits at this downtown museum explore the history of Talkeetna and Denali climbs, and the town's colorful history. The Talkeetna Historical...

Turnagain Arm

  • Beach–Sight

Several hiking trails are accessible from the Seward Highway, including the steep paths up Falls Creek and Bird Ridge. Both offer spectacular...

Valdez Museum & Historical Archive

  • Museum/Gallery

The museum has two sections, the Egan and the Hazelet, named after their respective streets. The highlights of the Hazelet include a...

Wrangell Mountains

  • Mountain–Sight

Covering a 100-mile-by-70-mile area, the Wrangells tower above the 2,500-foot-high Copper River plateau, and the peaks of Mts. Jarvis,...

Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

In a land of many grand and spectacularly beautiful mountains, those in the 13.2-million-acre Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and...