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  1. Welcome Hunting Season!

      September is when fall hunting season begins throughout Alaska, including Kenai. For many regions, it’s open season for moose, Dall sheep, deer and caribou. Big game hunting requires harvest tickets or registration, and harvest reports are due within 15 days of when the season closes. Kenai Peninsula is Game Management Unit (GMU) 15 in…

  2. Thai One On

      What’s a Thai restaurant doing in a tiny Alaskan town? Serving phenomenal dishes while taking advantage of the local fresh seafood! Located on Willow Street with 100 percent glowing reviews, you’ll find genuine flavors and an authentic menu as well as touches of comfort food that will have you forgetting that you’re in Alaska….

  3. Kalgin Island

      Just 20 miles from Kenai is the gorgeous Kalgin Island, located in the Lower Cook Inlet and dubbed a Critical Habitat Area. It’s flat, very green and mostly composed of wetlands flanking Swamp Creek. At just over 22 square miles, this part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough is accessible by boat in August and…

  4. A Brief Kenai History

      This charming town on the Kenai Peninsula has a population of just over 7,000 and is known for fantastic hospitality—and fishing. Named for the Dena’ina word for “flat,” it’s a nod to the open meadow area with few trees and low ridges. Nestled along the mouth of the Kenai River, archaeologists think the area…

  5. Cunningham Park

      Head down Beaver Loop Road on the outskirts of Kenai to discover one of the most gorgeous parks on the peninsula. It’s ideal for fishing and full of silver and sockeye salmon. The shore is a mud and gravel mix, so prepare accordingly. Mud can be especially thick below tide zones, and the constantly…

  6. Visit Artworks Alaska

      Artworks is hosted by Bunny Swan Gease, a culture bearer for the Dena’ina Athabascan culture and a Kenai local artist. A member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Swan is an artist, musician and curator. She’s known for her ability to blend modern and ancient rhythms to both educate and entertain audiences. Artworks Alaska Gallery…

  7. Charlotte’s Restaurant for Father’s Day Breakfast

      Staying in Kenai for Father’s Day? Treat the dad in your life to a delicious start to the day at Charlotte’s, a coffee shop and patisserie known for home cooking and sweet endings. Breakfast is served until 10:45 a.m. and includes the avocado bacon tomato scramble with sour cream served deep-dish style. Also try…

  8. Holy Assumption Orthodox Church

      A standout architectural feature incorporating the rich Russian influence of the area, the Holy Assumption Orthodox Church is well worth a visit. It’s also called the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and is one of a handful of remaining Russian Orthodox parish churches in Alaska. Construction was completed in 1896, and…

  9. The Flats Bistro

      Located south of the inlet and across the waterway from the cluster of Kenai restaurants stands the lone Flats Bistro. It’s well worth the short side trip. Opened by locals Luke and Naomi Thibodeau, both born on the peninsula, The Flats Bistro fills a void with their small gourmet plates featuring fresh and local…

  10. Sheldon Jackson College and Museum

      Formerly a small private college founded in 1878, the famed Sheldon Jackson College has enjoyed a variety of lives in Sitka. As the oldest college/university in Alaska, it had a close partnership with the Presbyterian Church and was named after Reverend Sheldon Jackson. The college closed in 2007 following low enrollment rates and was…

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