Geology buffs should consider heading to the privately run Baikal Mineral Museum, which claims to exhibit every mineral known to man.
Amid the nearby railway repair sheds and admin buildings you'll find this fascinating little museum housed in an ornate wooden building set back from ul Zheleznodorozhnaya. There are exhibitions on the Circumbaikal …
The Spar supermarket opposite the bus station is the place to stock up on enough fruit, cheese, bread and instant porridge to keep you going all the way to the Urals.
A little tidy cafe by the bus station serves ordinary, but well-prepared stolovaya-type food.