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“Small Local Museum Offers Overview of History and Culture of Kodiak Island” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Baranov Museum

The Baranov Museum
101 Marine Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
907 486-5920
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Small Local Museum Offers Overview of History and Culture of Kodiak Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

For a modest $5 admission, the Baranov Museum offers overview of Kodiak history and culture. After the overview, proceed to the close-by Alutiiq Museum for an outstanding, in-depth appreciation of indigenous culture and its contemporary re-discovery and revival.

Visited September 2013
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Leander, Texas, United States
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“Small, good location, interesting photos”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I'm not much of a museum person so that will affect my rating. The museum is a good option on a bad weather day. It was an interesting mix of natural things (animal displays) and history of the house and region. Tons of photo albums with old photos showing all eras and major events on Kodiak. It's really small--two-three rooms but it's a small price to get in (I think $5 each). If you're in the area, it's worth stopping by.

Visited September 2013
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Annecy, France
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“a little disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Could have more of the Russian history and info about interaction with the native population. Very old fashioned layout. Limited hours.

Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A Pictorial history of Kodiak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

An historic house full of artifacts, photo albums, and video clips. You can learn about the volcanic eruption that coated the island in ash, the tsunami that flooded its shores, and the Russian influence in the area. Well worth a visit for a small fee.

Visited July 2013
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Kodiak, Alaska
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“Russian History Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great museum with all items from Russian and gives the history of the Russian influence on Kodiak. A gift counter has beautiful items for sale.

Visited July 2013
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