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Interesting piece of history

Apart from the very interesting log construction (unfortunately, it was not possible to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elizabeth K
Canton, Michigan
beautiful but closed

Great photo op from a distance, but the building is closed to visitors. One can see the Russian... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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“Interesting piece of history”
4 days ago
“beautiful but closed”
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610 Petersen Way, Kenai, AK 99611-8001
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Reviewed yesterday

Apart from the very interesting log construction (unfortunately, it was not possible to see inside), the friend that was travelling with me pointed out the little-known dirt road to the adjacent old Russian Orthodox cemetery where we also observed 2 female moose - one with...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great photo op from a distance, but the building is closed to visitors. One can see the Russian Orthodox Church across the street, though tours must be arranged in advance.

Thank Curious744921
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The plaque describes Saint Nicolas Memorial Chapel was built in 1906 over the grave of Igumen Nicholai (1810-1867), Makary Ivanov (1835-1878) and others. The chapel was closed when we visited, but was able to look through the window. The single room has three podiums and...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This little chapel sits at the edge of a bluff, surrounded on one side by a thick growth of trees and protected by a white picket fence. It's easily overlooked. The larger church is across the street, so take time to visit both and walk...More

Thank conniegum
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Interesting place since the Russian influence has carried over all these many years. Take pictures then research the chapel when the opportunity becomes available.

Thank A8598AOjamesd
Reviewed 9 June 2016

If like buildings and structure this may take up more than 5 minutes of your time. I can't say it has much to offer anyone other than a church buff or historian.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 1 May 2016

While just a sight to see, it evokes an awe of those who build a life in the remote, difficult place.

Thank Ginger B
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great place to visit if you are in Kenai. Very well preserved and shows importance of the Russian history of Kenai.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This is a relatively well preserved piece of Alaskan history and should be on everyone's itinerary when they visit the Kenai Peninsula.

Thank JJCjr
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Having received directions at the Kenai Visitor Center we came to see what Russian history we could find. Located on the bluff overlooking the confluence of the Kenai River and the Cook Inlet , the chapel was built and consecrated over the graves of Father...More

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