The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska

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 or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Alaska SeaLife Center

    Zoo/Aquarium

    A research center as well as visitor center, Alaska SeaLife rehabilitates injured marine wildlife and provides educational experiences for the...Read More

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  • 2. Homer Spit

    Beach–Sight

    Protruding into Kachemak Bay, Homer Spit provides a sandy focal point for visitors and locals. A 4½-mile paved road runs the length of the Spit...Read More

  • 3. Islands and Ocean Visitors Center

    Museum/Gallery

    This center provides a wonderful introduction to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge covers some 3½ million acres spread...Read More

  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    4. Kenai Fjords National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Seward is the gateway to the 669,984-acre Kenai Fjords National Park. This is spectacular coastal parkland incised with sheer, dark, slate cliffs...Read More

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  • 5. Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The opportunity to view Kodiak brown bears alone is worth the trip to this rugged country. When they emerge from their dens in spring, the bears...Read More

  • 6. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The 3.4 million acres on the Alaska Peninsula that comprise Lake Clark National Park and Preserve stretch from the coast to the heights of two...Read More

  • 7. 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 Preserve...Read More

  • 8. Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    The center is a 144-acre, 2-mile drive-through loop with places where you can see up close the many animals the park has adopted and rescued...Read More

  • 9. Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository

    Museum/Gallery

    Home to one of the largest collections of Alaska Native materials in the world, the Alutiiq Museum contains archaeological and ethnographic...Read More

  • 10. Arkrose Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The delicious brainchild of head brewmaster Stephen Gerteisen and his wife June, Arkrose could very well be Palmer's biggest gold nugget. Expect...Read More

  • 11. Baranov Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The museum presents artifacts from the area's Russian past in an 1808 structure built to warehouse sea-otter pelts. On display are samovars...Read More

  • 12. Byron Glacier

    Geological Site

    The mountains surrounding Portage Glacier are covered with smaller glaciers. A 1-mile hike off Byron Glacier Road—the trail begins about a mile...Read More

  • 13. Chugach National Forest

    Forest

    Sprawling east of Chugach State Park, Chugach National Forest encompasses nearly 6 million acres. The forest covers most of the Kenai Peninsula...Read More

  • 14. Chugach State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Comprising nearly a half million acres, Chugach State Park is the third-largest state park in the United States. On the edge of Anchorage, the...Read More

  • 15. Clam Gulch

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    In addition to fishing, clam digging is also popular at Clam Gulch, 24 miles south of Soldotna on the Sterling Highway. This is a favorite of...Read More

  • 16. Columbia Glacier

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    A visit to Columbia Glacier, which flows from the surrounding Chugach Mountains, should definitely be on your Valdez agenda. Its deep aquamarine...Read More

  • 17. Copper River Delta

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This 35-mile-wide wetlands complex east of Cordova, a crucial habitat for millions of migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway, is one of North...Read More

  • 18. Cordova Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Exhibits at the Cordova Museum document early explorers to the area, Native culture, the Kennicott Mine and Copper River and Northwestern Railway...Read More

  • 19. Denali State Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Overshadowed by the larger and more charismatic Denali National Park and Preserve, the 325,240-acre "Little Denali," or Denali State Park, offers...Read More

  • 20. Eagle River Nature Center

    Information Center

    Eagle River Road leads 12 miles into the mountains from the bedroom community of Eagle River. The nature center, at the end of the road, has...Read More

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