Kodiak Things to Do

  • Alutiiq Museum
    Alutiiq Museum
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  • Russian Orthodox Church & Seminary
    Russian Orthodox Church & Seminary
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  • Russian Orthodox Church & Seminary
    Russian Orthodox Church & Seminary
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  • 1. Beach Fever

    Buskin is a beach along a river, the river is a fave spot for fishermen. It has a beach house you can rent up on the cliffs, and it's actually a state park too, so you had better behave there! On warm...

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  • 2. Kodiak Bears

    Kodiak has its own unique subspecies of grizzly bear, the Kodiak bear. The bear is the only large mammal indigenous to the island and generally is non...

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  • 3. The Baranov Museum

    Pronounced Bah-RON-ov by the locals and those in the know, the Baranov House or Museum is the best representation in town of Kodiak's non-Indian history. The...

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  • 4. Onion Domes over the Loam

    Properly known as the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church or Cathedral, this simple white construction with blue onion domes is the fourth building to...

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  • 5. Mortal Remains

    In the churchyard of the Russian Orthodox Church lie the graves of past Russian adherents to the diocese. Along with the fur trading and otter hunting, the...

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  • 6. Russian Orthodox Pastoral School

    A little farther up the road from the Russian Orthodox Church stands the St Herman Orthodox Theological Seminary, centered by the wooden chapel with small onion...

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  • 7. Russian Iconography

    Icons are an important symbol in the Russian Orthodox Church. The icons inside St Herman's Seminary are the works of master Russian iconographers (the most...

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  • 8. Russian Schoolmaster

    Of the major works inside St Herman's Seminary (chapel), the highest icon is the face of Christ above the altar. Behind the podia is a large icon of Jesus and...

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  • 9. Sports Fishing

    Kodiak is well known for great sportfishing. You can get on a charter boat for the day for about $250 each and fish the local ocean waters or you can bring your...

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  • 10. Visit the Coast Guard Base

    Kodiak is home to the country's largest USCG Base, home to several cutters, a buoy tender and an aviation/search and rescue base. Over 5000 folks are based out...

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  • 11. Drive out the road

    Kodiak has an amazing stretch of paved road heading south out of town for 40 miles. At the end of those very scenic forty miles you come to a T. A left turn...

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  • 12. Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

    We live about a mile from this beautiful park and it is a favorite walk of ours. The park is a huge, dense, grove of Sitka Spruce on the waters edge with many...

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  • 13. The Alutiiq Museum

    A newer building set on a hill two blocks from the ferry terminal, the Alutiiq Museum has an outstanding collection of pre- and post contact Alutiiq artifacts....

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  • 14. Baranov Museum

    The oldest Russian building in Alaska, The Baranov Museum sits on a slight rise overlooking the ferry terminal downtown. The ground floor is filled with...

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  • 15. Ride A 4-Wheeler (ATV) For "Hot" Fishing Rivers

    Get out and enjoy life, specially here on our beautiful Island. Beg, Borrow, or Deal to get your hands on a ATV and ride out to Saltry Cove for a great fishing...

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  • 16. The Simpler Life of Kodiak

    Alternately known as the Erskine House, the Baranov Museum once served as the home of William Erskine, an employee of the Alaska Commercial Co., a natural...

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  • 17. The Animals of Kodiak

    As a former warehouse and past home of the fur trading Russians, a portion of the Baranov Museum displays most of the fur-bearing animals native to Kodiak,...

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  • 18. The Whale Fishery

    The Baranov Museum also displays several delicate and important artefacts from the Aleut, Alutiiq and Russian occupations of Kodiak. The skull bones of whales...

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  • 19. Fur Trading

    Fur trading was at one time the principal industry of Kodiak. The Russians set up a post here to conduct fur dealing and all other commercial activities in the...

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  • 20. Museum of the Alutiiq Peoples

    This museum is housed in one of Kodiak's more modern-looking buildings, but despite its comparatively opulent exterior, the displays are not particularly...

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  • 21. Pull off at Deadman's Curve

    As you approach Deadman's Curve (slow down for chrissakes!!!) pull over into the turnout for a wonderful view of the island! Pictures taken at any time of day...

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  • 22. Russian Orthodox Church

    Visit the Russian Orthodox church. It's the site of the oldest Russian Orthodox church in Alaska. A church was first placed on this site in 1794. The church you...

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  • 23. Morning Calm

    Get up bright and early and check out the calm mornings unless of course there is a storm but in the morning Kokiak can be very calm with no wind. It is nice to...

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  • 24. Baronov Museum

    The Baranov Museum houses some interesting articles about the history of Kodiak. Including alot of Russian and Early American. It is a great place to spend a...

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  • 25. If you are in decent shape...

    If you are in decent shape there are some really nice Mountain hikes that are a few miles from town. Mt Baromter (2563 Ft.)is very popular. It starts right...

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