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...
Alaskan Hotel & Bar
This raucous fishers’ bar offers wine tastings 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday.
In the back of a dive bar, but popular for their greasy spoon breakfasts – especially the sourdough pancakes.
Cordova Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Adjacent to the Cordova Library, this museum is a small, grassroots collection worth seeing. Displays cover local marine life, relics from the town’s early history – including a captivating lighthouse lens – and a three-seater bidarka (kayak) made from spruce pine and 12 sealskins.
Want your heart wrenched? Peruse the museum’s coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The amateur photos and local newspaper headlines revive the horror more vividly than any slick documentary. Then there’s the jar of oily sediment collected in 2006 – nearly 20 years after the spill.
The museum will have a new home across the street in the Cordova Center Auditorium, which is supposed to be completed by the end of 2012.