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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“Fine dining overlooking Kenai Lake. They like to have life music in their bar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“I always stop here for the bathroom, a bottle of water and a scoop of ice cream. Be warned, their scoops are over generous! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Depending on the time of the year, it's one of the most amazing places to see and experience brown bears and the sockeye salmon run.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“The place for groceries and gifts in town. Mitch puts out a fine Pizza and plenty of ice cream too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Eat your mill inside or outside overlooking the stunnin vires of he Kenai River. Trail with walking sticks for a jaunt down to the river,”
  • 2 locals recommend
Campground
“The Russian River is teaming with thousands of green-headed, red-bodied sockeye salmon during the two major summer runs between mid-June and late July. Hike out and observe the massive runs power their way upstream through the powerful current and onto their ancestral spawning grounds. Russian River Falls...must see The Russian Lakes Trail begins off the access road to the Russian River Campground in Cooper Landing, at milepost 52 of the Sterling Highway. The trail to the falls is two miles of evenly laid gravel, gene It’s a modest hike. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Boat Rental
“Scenic, easy going 3 hour raft trip down the Kenai River. Departs around 9am, 2pm and 5pm. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Awesome, they have everything you need to get on the water and fish. Great fly shop and knowledgeable fishing guides. A must go to destination.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“I have never booked with Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge, and cannot speak to the experience with them. Through Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW), I have done a guided fly fishing trip on the upper Kenai. This was, hands down, one of the best fishing trips I have ever done. I highly recommend looking into booking a trip on this section of the Kenai. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Cooper Landing's history is displayed in two historic buildings: Jack Lean's Cabin built in the late 1920's and the home of the Cooper Landing Post Office for almost 40 years. The School House built in 1955 and used until September 2001. Both buildings were moved to the museum site (owned by the Cooper Landing Community Club) on the south shore of the Kenai River.Open May 15th through September 15th Wednesday through Monday NOON to 5:00 P.M. or by appointment ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Easy 3 mile hike to the Russian River for sport fishing. Open during certain times in June. Watch out for bears!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Fine dining overlooking Kenai Lake. They like to have life music in their bar.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Corner Shop
  • 1 local recommends

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