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Soldotna is located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough on the western Kenai Peninsula. It lies along the Sterling Hwy and Kenai Spur Highway.

The area has historically been the home of the Kenaitze Indians, and was later developed by non-natives for such rich resources as fish, oil, and timber. The first homesteaders in the area were World War II veterans given a 90-day preference over non-veterans to secure homestead property in 1947. That year, the Sterling Highway right-of-way was bulldozed from Cooper Landing to Kenai. Soldotna became the site of the Sterling Highway Bridge over the Kenai River. In 1957, oil was discovered in the Swanson River region, spurring new development.

Today Soldotna, population 3,759, is a major Central Peninsula administrative hub. It is home to Central Peninsula General Hospital, Kenai Peninsula College, headquarters of the Alaska State Troopers, and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Area recreation includes fishing, sightseeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Alaskan Serenity B And B |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Alaskan Holiday Suites | Bed and Breakfast Cottages | Longmere Lake Lodge B & B | Poppy Ridge Bed & Breakfast | Central Peninsula General Hospital |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Alaska Lodging and Adventures | Best Western King Salmon Motel | Kalifonsky Lodge | Marydale Manor Apartment Suites | RiverSide House Hotel | Tom's Cabins & Guide Service |
RV campgrounds and dealers City of Soldotna Campgrounds | River Quest RV Park | River Terrace RV Park & Campground |
Shopping Northland Gallery & Wildlife Studio |
Transportation Snoshoe Shuttle, Inc. |
Vacation Rentals Aprils Cozy Cabins |
Wildlife Viewing Funny River Ranch | Kenai National Wildlife Refuge | Nick's Guide Service |

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Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage AK March28 The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America's most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield. The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities.
Anchorage Festival of Music Anchorage AK April14 The Anchorage Festival of Music is a non-profit community organization dedicated to presenting classical music and educational opportunities in music for the people of Alaska. It is supported in part by grants from the Atwood Foundation, Getty Foundation, Carr Foundations and by major contributions from corporations, as well as generous contributions of time and financial support from many individuals and businesses.
Slam'n Salm'n Derby Anchorage AK June7-16 Win a boat, motor, and trailer.
Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon Anchorage AK June22 The Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon includes, a marathon (26.2 miles), marathon relay (4 X 6.5 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles). five miler (5.6 miles), and a youth cup (1.6 miles).
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 Located in Eagle River, in the parking lot south of the Garcia's Restaurant, the Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court is a great place to find live entertainment, a variety of great food, and shopping for everyone. Definitely the perfect place to take your family!
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 This event includes, US Army & AK National Guard Games & Exhibit, 3 on 3 BB Tourney, Celebrity Jeopardy, Community Service Awards, Classic 5K Race, Bear Paw's Got Talent, Grand Parade, Motorcycle Show, Bear Paw Photo Contest, Bear Paw Quilt Exhibit & Events, Bear Paw Royalty Pageant, Chepo's Classic Car Show, Community Entertainment on Stage, Dog & Owner Look A Like with VCA, and much more.