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Must see, must experience on your trip to Kodiak Island!!!

This center is amazing! The display of the whale brought a sense of awe to the vastness of size of... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
belovedpetra
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Sterling, Alaska
Great information and staff

Got great information about the island as well as suggestions for hiking trails. They even loaned... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
lanamom
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Sunnyvale, CA
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402 Center Ave, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-6316
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Not far from where the cruise ship's shuttle bus leaves you off In town Is this visitor center/museum. This is an excellent place to further inspire you during your short excursion in Kodiak (maybe longer ones at some other time.) It is a small place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

This center is amazing! The display of the whale brought a sense of awe to the vastness of size of what is in the waters! The bird call display was a hoot and helped me identify the songs of birds, the bear fur and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank belovedpetra
Reviewed September 28, 2018

No cost to visit here. Exhibits inside were disappointing in that they are fake, no real stuffed bears. Too politically correct for me. Can be visited and walked thru in under 15 minutes. Wish there were more to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Got great information about the island as well as suggestions for hiking trails. They even loaned us bear spray.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lanamom
Reviewed September 17, 2018

No bears here except for the large statue outside the building. Center is worth visiting to see the whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. There are displays to view. Be sure to go upstairs to see the whale skeleton and the story of how it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mdcwa
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The exhibits are very informative as are the fine rangers on duty. Be sure to spend time looking at the topographical map of the island there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yakherd
Reviewed August 28, 2018

it's NOT your average "visitor center" with brochures and maps.... it's more like a museum display of animals throughout Kodiak. there's an awesome whale skeleton display (and facts/images about it's acquisition and assembly) and pelts to touch and animal mounts on display. It's the only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hollie R
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Very knowledgeable staff and great exhibits. A terrific resource right in town. And the whale skeleton -- very impressive

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FlashLosAngeles
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Ranger was very informative. The exhibits and full body skeleton of a whale was awesome! A must visit when in town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Q9135OMscottb
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We've been here six times. Usually, they only have one worker inside to answer questions, but this time there was a cruise ship in and they had a bunch of people there answering questions and the person that found the whale that you see in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank G H
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Response from sctravel55 | Reviewed this property |
It was free! It has a short film and a lot of interesting things. Was very crowded the day we were there but it was raining out. BUT there is just a regular visitor's center with the usual brochures, etc. which we were... More
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GiniBMichigan
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
Very close. Well within walking distance from the KI (as they call it there), Took me 10 minutes.
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