Top Choice Museum in Kodiak

Baranov Museum

Housed in the oldest Russian structure in Alaska, across the street from the visitor center, the Baranov Museum fills Erskine House, which the Russians built in 1808 as a storehouse for precious sea-otter pelts. Tod…
Top Choice Museum in Kodiak

Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository

The Alutiiqs (not to be confused with the Aleuts) are the subject of this brilliant Alaska Native museum. They were the original inhabitants of the Kodiak archipelago and many of them remain members of the Russian O…
Wildlife Reserve in Kodiak

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

This excellent visitor center focuses on the Kodiak brown bear, the most famous resident of the refuge, with an exhibit room that’s especially well suited for children, a short film on the bears and a bookstore. A v…
Museum in Kodiak

Kodiak Military History Museum

Tiny museum run by local volunteers with exhibits related to the strategic importance of Kodiak in WWII.
Park in Kodiak

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

This military fort, 4.5 miles northeast of Kodiak, off Monashka Bay Rd, was built by the US Army during WWII for a Japanese invasion that never came. In the end, Kodiak’s lousy weather kept the Japanese bombers away…
Harbor in Kodiak

St Paul Boat Harbor

The pulse of this city can be found in its two boat harbors. St Paul Boat Harbor is downtown and the larger of the two. Begin with the Harbor Walkway, where a series of interesting interpretive displays line the boa…
Church in Kodiak

Holy Resurrection Cathedral

Near the Alutiiq Museum on Mission Rd, Holy Resurrection Church serves the oldest Russian Orthodox parish in the New World, established in 1794. The present church, marked by its beautiful blue onion domes, was buil…
Museum in Kodiak

Harbor Walkway

A series of interesting interpretive displays line the boardwalk above the docks.