Harbor in Cordova

Small-boat Harbor

In Cordova, the standard greeting among locals is ‘Been fishing?’ Unsurprisingly, the harbor is the community’s heart, humming throughout the season as fishers frantically try to meet their quota before the runs are…
Museum in Cordova

Cordova Museum

Cordova's Museum has been relocated to new digs in the impressive Cordova Center. It was on the cusp of opening at the time of research and was due to be fully operational by late 2017. Expect to see local artwork a…
Cultural Center in Cordova

Ilanka Cultural Center

This compact 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 …
Factory in Cordova

Salmon Canneries

Every summer Cordova’s population swells with young idealists, opportunists and stragglers hoping to make a mint by canning salmon on 16-hour shifts. Whether you’re curious about the effects of sleep deprivation on …
Museum in Cordova

Prince William Sound Science Center

This dockside research facility offers themed ‘Discovery Packs’ for kids, which include information on the birds, flora and geology of Cordova. Inside the building there’s not much for visitors to see save a few int…
Statue in Cordova

Cordova Fisherman’s Memorial

Standing sentinel over the small-boat harbor, this bronze study of a fisherman at the wheel of his trawler in inclement weather was commissioned in the 1980s.