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Kenai Fjords National Park

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park

There are few places in America that offer such a diverse array of natural beauty as South Central Alaska. From whales to glaciers, there is something to satiate every nature lover's appetite. Unlike those of most of Alaska, the wonders of South Central are traversable or viewable by car. There are roads to a majority of the beloved spots in the region.

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Drive the Park’s Only Road to an Easy Hike

Handicapped-accessible in part, the Exit Glacier Trail loops through forest to vistas of the glacier. Connecting trails lead right to its edge.

Drive the Park’s Only Road to an Easy Hike

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It’s a Tough Hike, but the Payoff Is Grand

The 8.2-mile round-trip Harding Icefield Trail climbs past the tree line to a sweeping panorama of one of the largest icefields on the continent.

It’s a Tough Hike, but the Payoff Is Grand

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The Alaska SeaLife Center Is a Must in Seward

Located at the town harbor, this aquarium and research facility is home to puffins, octopi, seals, sea lions, sea anemones and other marine life.

The Alaska SeaLife Center Is a Must in Seward

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Resurrection Bay for a Wildlife Extravaganza

Guided boat tours offer fantastic scenery and the chance to see humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, mountain goats and eagles.

Resurrection Bay for a Wildlife Extravaganza

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The Most Intimate Way to See the Bay

Paddle a sea kayak in sheltered coves (with a guide unless you’re expert) for an excursion far quieter and more personal than a motorized boat tour.

The Most Intimate Way to See the Bay

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Get a Bird’s Eye View of an Icy Expanse

The best way to grasp the mammoth expanse of the Harding Icefield is to take a scenic flight, looking down on mountains, glaciers and fjords.

Get a Bird’s Eye View of an Icy Expanse

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