Dutch Harbor Things to Do

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    Take a Land Tour

    by RickinDutch Updated Oct 20, 2005

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    A great way to see and learn more about Unalaska is to take a tour with either Bobby at Extra Mile Tours or Patty with A.L.E.U.T. Tours. Both have excellent knowledge of local history, birds, flora, WWII, etc. Both usually can include the major attractions or customize your tour to whatever interests you.
    Cost varies depending on length of tour and how many attraction admissions need to be paid.

    Directions: They will pick you up at the dock or wherever you are staying.

    Phone: Extra Mile: (907) 581-6171

    Extra Mile Tours on Ulakta Head
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    Aleutian WWII National Historic Area Visitor Ctr.

    by RickinDutch Updated Oct 12, 2005

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    The National Park Service and the local native corporation. O.C., have redone the original WWII Aerology Building and created a great visitor's center that focuses on the Aleutian Campaign of WWII, the bombing of Dutch Harbor by the Japanese in 1942, the relocation of the Unangan people to SE Alaska and their return 3 years later.

    Summer Hours (June - Sep) are:
    Tue-Thu 1PM - 6PM
    Fri -Mon 10:00AM to 6:00PM

    Winter hours:
    Thu-Sun 1PM - 6PM
    Closed Mon - Wed

    Plan on few hours to read thru the all the well done displays. Also show historic films in theater.

    Also part of the Center, the bunkers, tunnels and remaining WWII structures up at Fort Swatka on Mount Ballyhoo are available for viewing. The view of the Bering Sea from up there is one of my favorite spots.

    Address: At the airport

    Directions: As you exit the airport terminal turn left and it is the two story green building next to the runway.

    Phone: (907) 581-9944

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/aleu

    WWII Visitor Center WWII Ammo bunker
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    Berry picking is unsurpassed

    by RickinDutch Updated Sep 19, 2005

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    We all have our secret berry patches that we return to each year, but they are easy to find even without a guide. Just head up into the hills. Salmon berries best July-August and blue berries from August to October.

    Don't forget to get a land use permit from Ounalashka Corp.

    Address: Anywhere

    Berry Picking Salmon Berries
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    Get out and walk

    by RickinDutch Written Jun 22, 2005

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    From easy strolls to challenging mountains, Unalaska is surrounded with fantastic places for hiking. Hike up Mount Ballyhoo for a great view of town. Walk the 10,000 year old trail to Beaver Inlet. No bears! Hardly any bugs!
    Be sure to get a land use permit from Ounalashka Corporation before setting off. $15 per family.

    Directions: All around you!!

    Phone: (907) 581-1276

    Hiking at Summer Bay
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    Holy Ascension Cathedral

    by RickinDutch Written Jun 22, 2005

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    This church is the best known landmark in Unalaska and is a another must see when in town. Started in 1826 under Father Veniaminov (St. Innocent), the current structure was completed in 1896. The largest Russian Orthodox church in Alaska, it is filled with 120 priceless icons.
    It is still an active church with over 200 members so remember to remove your hat inside and no photos are allowed inside.
    The church is open for visitors a half hour before services - 6:00PM Saturday & 9:00AM Sunday. Donations appreciated.

    Address: Broadway - downtown Unalaska

    Phone: (907) 581-1456

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    The Centre

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 19, 2005

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    The small town centre of Dutch Harbour offers some supply stores, hotels and also restaurants. Art from the Aleutians can be found here and one can clearly see what the main income of these islands is.

    The Centre
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    Fishing Trawlers

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 19, 2005

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    Having sailed in the waters from Siberia across to Dutch Harbour it is quiet amazing to see the size of the small trawlers bringing in all the fish – since the ocean up here is anything else but calm.

    Directions: Next to the canneries

    Fishing Trawlers
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    Birding on the Aleutians

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 19, 2005

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    Bird-watchers from around the world know that the Aleutian Islands are a "must see" in searching out rare species. The island is a birder's paradise, maintaining one of the worlds most heavily populated eagle habitats, as well as a profusion of seabirds, and the rarely seen whiskered auklet.

    Directions: All over the island

    Eagle on the Aleutian Island
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    Word War II Museum

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 19, 2005

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    2002 marked the opening of Unalaska's brand new WWII Interpretive Center. Located in the historic Aerology Building, the Center displays relics and visual aides, screens films, and holds occasional talks and events.

    Directions: Close to the air field

    Website: http://www.nps.gov/aleu/

    Word War II Museum
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    The Church Of the Holy Ascension

    by MikeAtSea Written Feb 19, 2005

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    The Church Of the Holy Ascension – The Church was constructed during the years from 1894 to 1896. It is one of the grandest churches in Alaska, with three altars, a nave, two side chapels, a sanctuary, and a bell tower, all arranged in a cruciform plan. The building culminates in a cupola and onion dome over the nave and a second cupola and onion dome over the three story bell tower.

    Directions: Right in the heart of Dutch Harbour

    The Church Of the Holy Ascension
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    Museum of the Aleutians

    by kaloz Written Jan 11, 2004

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    Learn about the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Aleutian Islands at this museum located near Illulluk Harbor.

    As with many native museums un Alaska, this museum is living history. The native people keep their culture alive by passing it down to their children.

    The museum also sponsors archaeological digs which are a popular way to learn about the native culture.

    SUMMER HOURS
    June 1 to September 30
    Monday to Saturday
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m.

    WINTER HOURS
    October 1 to May 30
    Tuesday to Saturday
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Closed Sunday & Monday

    Admission is $4

    Address: 314 Salmon Way

    Directions: MUSEUM OF THE ALEUTIANS
    314 Salmon Way
    PO BOX 648
    UNALASKA, AK
    99685

    Phone: 907-581-5150

    Website: http://www.aleutians.org

    Beautiful Alaska
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    Military History

    by kaloz Written Jan 11, 2004

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    Dutch Harbor was bombed in June of 1942. Learn more about the military campaign known as the "1,000 mile war" at the Aleutian WWII Visitor Center.

    The battle in the Aleutians and the evacuation of the Unangan people is not known by many people in the USA.

    The military has had a huge impact on Alaska. Learn more.

    Address: Very close to the airport

    Directions: For more information:
    Ounalashka Corporation
    P O Box 149
    Unalaska, AK 99685

    Phone: (907) 581-1276

    Website: http://www.ounalashka.com

    Military History
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    Dutch Harbor is the port, Unalaska is the village

    by kaloz Written Jan 11, 2004

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    Locals say Dutch Harbor is the water, and Unalaska is the land. A cab ride to Un is about $5 per person for a vanload. I am keeping the two destinations seperate, please visit my Unalaska page for information on the village. In reality the two are inseperable and the visitor would not know the differance.

    Directions: 800 miles SW of Anchorage.

    Unalaska, Alaska 99685
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    You need to go fishing,...

    by travfish Written Feb 25, 2003

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    You need to go fishing, Monster Halibut await in the waters nearby. By getting out on the water you can see what the locals spend there life doing and perhaps get an understanding of why.
    You can hike around the island, check out the bunkers used by American GIs in WWII to fend off the Japenese whom occupied islands nearby. They look nearly identical to the ones Germans used along the coast of France.

    Coast Guard cutter from deck of Arctic Fjord
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    Tour the fishing docks where...

    by Mike_Hess Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Tour the fishing docks where many of the fishing and crab boats dock to unload their catch. A friendly captain or crew are never in short supply to show you around. If your lucky enough to tour one of the fisheries -try it.

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