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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…
Top Choice Cafe in Kodiak

Monk’s Rock Coffeehouse & Bookstore

Part cafe, part library of Russian Orthodox books and icons, Monk's is an out-of-the-ordinary eating place thanks to its on-site bookshop that might have stepped straight out of Vladivostok. The dining area is comfo…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Kodiak

Kodiak Island Brewing Co

For proof that craft-brewing has reached the frontier, call into Kodiak's only microbrewery. It operates as a taproom rather than a pub, meaning you can bring your own food as you sample their latest ales, including…
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…
Cafe in Kodiak

Harborside Coffee & Goods

The best cuppa in town can be procured at this fount of fishing-boat gossip right on the harborside. A strong double-shot goes down well while surfing the equally strong wi-fi.
Japanese in Kodiak

Kodiak Hana

The best fish in Kodiak are served in this historic power plant which has been beautifully renovated into a Japanese seafood restaurant. The waterfront location places you on an outdoor deck, or in a solarium, watch…
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…
American in Kodiak

Aquamarine Cafe & Suites

Modern and chic, the trendy decor pays a nod to Kodiak’s seafaring culture while the food puts quality over quantity with tasty meat and fish dishes served with sides of rice and homemade buns, plus a menu of $15 go…
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…