Ilanka Cultural Center
Cordova Coastal Outfitters
If the ocean is more to your taste, Cordova Coastal Outfitters, in a cabin behind the AC Value Center, rents kayaks and arranges guided...
In Cordova, the standard greeting among locals is ‘Been fishing?’ Unsurprisingly, the harbor is the community’s heart, humming...
Adjacent to the Cordova Library, this museum is a small, grassroots collection worth seeing. Displays cover local marine life, relics...
Alaskan Hotel & Bar
This raucous fishers’ bar offers wine tastings 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday.
AC Value Center
A supermarket with a deli, espresso bar, ATM and Western Union.
Ilanka Cultural Center information
Lonely Planet review
This excellent museum operated by local Alaska Natives, has a small but high-quality collection of Alaska Native art from all over the state. Don’t miss the intact killer-whale skeleton – one of only five in the world – with flippers that could give you quite a slap. Also on display is artist Mike Webber’s Shame Pole, a totem pole that tells the grim tale of the oil spill, spitting back Exxon’s then-top official Don Cornett’s famous words, ‘We will make you whole again.’ This place also has a wonderful gift shop and offers classes on such crafty subjects as scrimshaw and spruce-root weaving. Call for a schedule.