Visit the Keani Visitors and Cultural Center to view wildlife exhibits, Native artwork and artifacts, Russian exhibits, and more.
Take a walking tour of the Old Town Kenai we are located in.
Tour the Russian Orthodox Church and National Historical Landmark.
Russian Othodox Church
Watch for Beluga Whales as they feed on fish in the Kenai River and Cook Inlet. The best viewing spots are from our park or from the Warren Ames Bridge on the Bridge Access Road. We have a pod that lives in the Cook Inlet year round, but the numbers have decreased drastically from about 1,300 down to about 350 since the early 1990's. The best time to spot the belugas is from 2 hours before until 2 hours after high tide.
Size: The average size adult is about 15 feet long and weighs about 3,000 lbs. At birthy they're 3-5 feet long and about 100 lbs. Color: They are dark blue-gray at birth, and turn white when they are five or six years old. Food Habits: Their prey includes salmon, herring, shrimp, cod, flounder, and crab. Life Span: Belugas live about 35 years.
Get your camera and take pictures of moose, eagles, seals, or other wildlife on the Kenai River Flats, from our park, or take a drive down Marathon Road.
Moose are abundant in the area.
Oilers hit another one out of the ball park.
Enjoy a Penninsula Oilers Baseball game. The team is made up of college students on break for the summer. Each player has a host family in Kenai that will put them up for the season. The games are a lot of fun to watch! Some players have gone on to play professional ball. Games start in June and run through the end of July.
Visit the Kenai Fine Arts Center a block down from us on Cook Ave. It is located in the building that served as Kenai's first firehouse and jail. It currently houses a pottery studio and a galery with traveling exhibits as well as the work of local artists.
Keani is home to Alaska's only space education center, the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. Visitors are welcome to view the space theme lobby and exhibits or to browse in the gift shop. Special science camps are conducted throughout the summer.
Try your luck playing Bingo and Pulltabs at the Oiler's Hall on the corner of Cook and Main St.
Exercise at the Kenai Recreation Center. Weight rooms, basketball and racquetball courts are available. Ping-Pong tables and other activities are available for teens.
Go Swimming at the Nikiski Pool, which has a 136' water slide, indoor heated pool, and hot tub. Also participate in volleyball, picnics, nature walks, ice skating, and tennis at the North Peninsula Recreation Area.
Rent bikes from our park and enjoy viewing Kenai and Soldotna on the great bike paths.
Listen to live music In Historical Old Town Kenai Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights at Veronica's Coffee House. Enjoy a relaxed Cozy Alaskan atmosphere.
Be sure to hear Alaska's Balladeer, Hobo Jim. He plays at the Kenai Visitors Center and in Soldotna.