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Petersburg Visitor Information Center

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Address: 19 Fram St, Petersburg, AK 99833
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+1 907-772-4636
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Your first stop when you get to Petersburg should be the Visitor Center....

Your first stop when you get to Petersburg should be the Visitor Center. Experienced local hosts will provide you with information about the town and the Tongass National Forest. We have brochures, maps and displays that will help make your stay here memorable! Petersburg Visitor Information Center is a partnership between the Petersburg Chamber Of Commerce and the U.S. Forest Service, Petersburg Ranger District. Open daily in the summer months. You can contact us for a free guide and DVD. Make Petersburg your Destination Vacation this summer!!

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Small but interesting museum

This museum has many old things used in the early fishing days in Petersburg. A must see if you are visiting Petersburg

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Carolyn L
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This museum has many old things used in the early fishing days in Petersburg. A must see if you are visiting Petersburg

Thank Carolyn L
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Stopped by the visitor center no they were very friendly and very helpful with things to see and do in Petersburg. Definitely recommend stopping there if you are visiting Petersburg.

Thank jimr20162016
Flint, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

A small center but a small town. A couple videos to watch, helpful staff, lots of information including lots of recipes for all the fish you can get in town. Some really great examples of some of the crabs in the area- some I'd never heard of.

Thank 618annam2016
Lynnwood, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We were looking for specific information and they did a great job helping us out. Got more information than we thought we could. Very helpful

Thank fivek4him2016
Aptos, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Open 7 days a week. Make this your first stop. Don't miss the short videos put together by the forest service. Can be purchased for donation. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Seacliff23
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

May 2003 Petersburg its off the beaten track, but its well worth the visit to go. I stayed here for a week off hiking and used a small bed & breakfast as a base the location is just well worth the stop, you don't have the cruise ships stopping here so you have a much nicer feel to the city.... More 

Thank Lee D
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

The volunteers and staff at the visitor's center always have great suggestions for things to do in Petersburg. There is a great collection of information that the Forest Service makes available -- from lichen identification brochures to trail guides.

Thank Ryan M
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

While the fishing and location was good, the overall experience was poor due to poorly maintained equipment, mediocre customer service and a menu that did not include any fruit or green vegetables. Our outboard motor failed on three separate days, the trolling motor could not be lowered without disassembling the locking mechanism and requests for a new boat were denied.... More 

Thank Sandy F
Fairbanks, Alaska
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Maps and lots of free stuff, on not only about the town but the surrounding Tongrass National Forest. Very knowledgable staff.

Thank Ken P
Richland, Washington
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Thank you to the lady who was on duty the day we dropped in for some information! She was so friendly and obviously loves her town! We left with a good map and lots of ideas on how to fill our time and things to see in and around Petersburg. We followed many of the suggestions and had a great... More 

Thank leawatkins

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