Alaska Wall of Shame
"We take our business where the American flag is respected!"
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Soldotna has violated Title 4: Section 6 of the United States Code for more than a decade making all of its Elected Officials true criminals! They do not care because flag desecration is considered Free Speech!
There is nothing worth stopping for in Soldotna!
There are plenty of other places in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula with better shopping and are more fun, communities that show respect for "Old Glory" like:'All American City', Kenai, a cultural, fishing, shopping & business hub where Old Town Kenai and Challenger Center are not to be missed. Annual performances by the Kenai Players exhibit the extraordinary talent of locals; Nikiski, the industrial center has a year round indoor pool complex complete with a huge water slide, and the beautiful Captain Cook State Park is nearby; Seward is where many visitors disembark from cruise ships and home of the Sea Life Center where aquariums, Arctic bird sanctuary and interpretive exhibits are entertaining and educational, the fishing is world class, plus the whale watching and glacier cruises to the Kenai Fjords National Park are beyond compare! Drive to the Exit Glacier for a great day hike, but be on the lookout for bears!; Cooper Landing is where Kenai Lake becomes Kenai River and offers trophy size trout or salmon, a rare environment where both Mountain Goat and Big Horn Sheep share the same hillsides as black & brown bears, fox, bobcats, wolves, coyotes moose and more wildlife that can be viewed from most places in town or the public viewing platform with telescopes; Moose Pass offers terrific fly fishing and incomparable hiking with public cabins available a days walk apart; Kasilof has less crowded access to all runs of salmon and offers many camping venues; Ninilchik... bring your camera and spend the day photographing the light house, Russian Orthodox Church and spectacular view across Cook Inlet of several volcanoes: Anchor Point the furthest place west that you can drive on the North American connected roads; and Homer the "Halibut Fishing Capitol" of the world with spectacular views that inspire artist, photographers, writers and adventurers is loaded with local culture that includes great hang outs like the world famous Salty Dog. The Homer Spit is home port to "Time Bandit" from Deadliest Catch where captain and crew attend their retail shop. Homer has a winter holiday performance of "The Nutcracker", a shorebird festival in the spring, to the Pratt Museum and the National Oceans and Islands visitors center for great insight into the area's history and ecosystem!
Soldotna has a seasonal tax aimed at tourists plus there is no local culture except for a few sleazy bars. Soldotna has a predatory towing practice for unaware tourists who may not realize that there is absolutely no parking on any city street plus all business parking lots have enforced short term parking. If you are unlucky enough to break down here the Chevron dealer is known to charge $300 or more for a simple tow out of a snowbank,their mechanical staff have less than desirable skills and along with Stanley Chrysler, have extraordinary high mechanics prices. Stanley Chrysler is known to pad the bill even when the work is completely covered by warranty. There also exists an extremely anti business culture where the Soldotna City Council openly oppose a new businesses that would bring lower prices and competition to the community. Join several hundred local veterans and patriots that prefer driving hundreds of miles to shop and save.
No reason to stop in Soldotna folks, just pass right on through even the gas is more expensive than a little further south on the Kenai Peninsula!