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 to children, a short film on the bears and a bookstore. A va…
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…
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…
Aquarium in Kodiak

Kodiak Fisheries Research Center

Opened in 1998 using funds from the Exxon-Valdez oil spill settlements, the center has an interesting lobby that includes displays about local marine life and a 19ft Cuvier’s beaked whale skeleton suspended from the…
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…
Park in Kodiak

North End Park

Reached as soon as you cross the bridge, this small park is laced with easy, forested trails that converge at a stairway to the shoreline. At low tide you can search the tidepools here for starfish, sea anemones and…
Harbor in Kodiak

St Herman Harbor

Kodiak's 'other' harbor is on Near Island (cross the bridge from downtown) and is a great place to look for sea lions and eagles.
Museum in Kodiak

Harbor Walkway

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