Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Museum of the Aleutians

This small but impressive museum is one of the best native cultural centers in Alaska. It relives the Aleutian story from prehistory through the Russian America period to WWII and the present. Exhibits are broken in…
Top Choice Historic Site in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Aleutian WWII National Historic Area

In 1996 Congress created this 134-acre national historic area to commemorate the bloody events of WWII that took place on the Aleutian Islands. Most of the park preserves Fort Schwatka, on Mt Ballyhoo, the highest c…
Church in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Cathedral of the Holy Ascension

Unalaska is dominated by the Cathedral of the Holy Ascension, the oldest Russian-built church still standing in Alaska. It was built in 1825 and then enlarged in 1894, when its floor plan was changed to a pekov (the…
Historic Site in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Bunker Hill

Part of the national historic area, this coastal battery was known to the military as Hill 400 or colloquially as Little South America (due to its shape). The hill was fortified with 155mm guns, ammunition magazines…
Museum in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Aleutian WWII Visitor Center

To learn about the ‘Forgotten War,’ begin at the Aleutian WWII Visitor Center, near the airport, in the original air-control tower built in 1942. Downstairs, exhibits relive the Aleutian campaign, including the bomb…
Park in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Memorial Park

Next to a disheveled hillside graveyard overlooking the bay is Memorial Park. The park has several monuments dedicated to the Coast Guard and Navy personnel who died in WWII. Alongside pillboxes and bunkers, there a…
Historic Site in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Bishop’s House

Commissioned by Bishop Nester, this house was first built in San Francisco in 1882, dismantled and shipped to Unalaska to be reassembled. During his return to Unalaska, the bishop fell off the deck of the ship and d…
Park in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Expedition Park

Bald eagles are as common as crows in and around Unalaska and Dutch Harbor. There are so many birds that locals view them as scavengers, which they are by nature, rather than as the majestic symbol of the USA. One o…
Park in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Sitka Spruce Park

This national historical landmark within Dutch Harbor is where the Russians first planted Sitka spruce on the island in 1805. It’s the oldest recorded afforestation project in North America. Three of the gnarly spru…