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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

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1390 Buskin River Rd, Akhiok, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-6851
+1 907-487-2600
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THE most amazing park service center

I can't believe how good the exhibit is here. Amazing setup of bears and birds,hands on, great... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
h s
via mobile
Must visit when in Kodiak

This is a great place. Be sure to ask question of the staff. They are very helpful. They have a... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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Known world-wide for the Kodiak brown bear, this area also is home to other native land mammals, such as the red fox, river otter, short-tail weasel and tundra vole.
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1390 Buskin River Rd, Akhiok, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-6851
+1 907-487-2600
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I can't believe how good the exhibit is here. Amazing setup of bears and birds,hands on, great photo opportunities. I was also impressed with the whale bone skeleton hanging from the ceiling and the lady who did it was up stairs talking to people....But really...More

Thank h s
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a great place. Be sure to ask question of the staff. They are very helpful. They have a full whale skeleton on display with pictures on how they found it and prepared it. Some gifts that you can purchase in the shop and...More

1  Thank G H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The info about the prep about the whale skeleton was well documented. Under an hour is time enough to spend here.

Thank stefhim
Reviewed 17 October 2016

this place has some great exhibitions none better than the skeleton of the whale hanging from the ceiling . staff are very informative the exhibits are free

Thank cnomis
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This area is gorgeous. Very peaceful while we were there - rarely passed a car. We kayaked, took some short trails, and drove through twice. With so much rainfall, the area is green and lush. Foggy and rainy while we were there but that just...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

My family and I docked in Kodiak with a relatively short window of time. We hopped on the complimentary shuttle provided at the dock and were dropped off in the center of town at the city's visitor center. Directly across the street we found the...More

Thank humu1
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Set in the centre of Kodiak, the building is hard to miss. For a tiny town, this information centre provides excellent information as well very well informed staff.

1  Thank DMCraig
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

First came on Saturday afternoon. One of the few things open on Saturday after 4pm. Great visitors center, nicely air conditioned, sample touchable fur pelts (which really are soft!), interactive exhibits, an introductory video, and a dedicated staff. I learned more about Alaska, Kodiak, and...More

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This museum is an excellent primer on basic area information. Very nice exhibits of a wide variety of wildlife. Good story on the whale skeleton upstairs.

Thank Charlie204
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This rating is for the associated Visitor Centre. I liked the displays - seeing the height of a standing bear, seeing the different salmon types. Was happy they were models rather than stuffed specimens. The whale skeleton and story upstairs was very interesting

1  Thank mlgAustralia
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