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Address: 215 Mission Rd, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-7326
Phone Number:
+1 844-425-8844
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Alutiiq Museum preserves and shares the heritage and culture of the...

The Alutiiq Museum preserves and shares the heritage and culture of the Alutiiq people. We are a small, but Nationally-accredited Alaska Native-run museum, archaeological repository, and culture center. Our gallery features exhibits telling the Alutiiq story - the incredible history of the Indigenous, coastal Alaska Native people of the stormy Gulf of Alaska. The Alutiiq Museum Store features an unexpectedly rich offering of authentic Alaska Native art and jewelry, that supports the work of artists from around the archipelago. Our educational programs explore traditional and contemporary Alutiiq arts and skills, and they are open to everyone. We are committed to creating respect and enthusiasm for Alutiiq culture among people of all heritages. Takina! You should Come!

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Learning about the history and culture of Kodiak was very interesting. I had no idea how much history there was on the island and how varied the traditions and culture of the... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2017
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Learning about the history and culture of Kodiak was very interesting. I had no idea how much history there was on the island and how varied the traditions and culture of the Alutiiq people was. The museum is small, but it packs a lot of info into its displays. The building is beautiful and easy to get to, well worth... More 

Thank schiaf
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Museum was informative and really brought WWII information that "lower 48" residents have not been taught. Centrally located and easy access.

Thank stefhim
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We spend an hour learning about the native culture at this museum. It is quite small but had good information. Would have liked more exhibits.

Thank Alanhimmelstein
st paul, United States
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building, downtown Kodiak, for beautiful artifacts from the Alutiiq people over 7500 years. This is a must visit to learn about the Native people living in this area and southern coastal regions of Alaska. Artistic people with many beautiful pieces displayed The Petroglyphs story/display is fascinating.

Thank Jane B
Las Vegas
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

This small museum presents an overview of the lives of native Aleutians and provides insights to the history, lives and transistion adapting to the influx of Europeans and then Americans. It is worth the visit to see their art and culture.

Thank Zoomie70
Glen Dale, West Virginia
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Nothing special. Very similar to other Native Alaskan museums. $7 for visit to this small museum. Doesn't require much time even if every display was studied carefully. Close to RO church and Baranov Museum

1 Thank dst2012
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Small museum but a fine collection of representative art and items telling the story of the local native people.

Thank LAR63Alaska
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2016

A small museum, included in the city highlights tour, but a bit expensive for those who just pass by ($7 adm) - 30 mins is plenty of time. Volunteers enthusiastic, worth supporting. Good overview of the Inuit culture.

2 Thank sharonwilkins
Palm Coast, Florida
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

The displays were first rate and very informative. I particularly liked the Qayat (kayak) exhibit and the native clothing exhibits.

1 Thank Arvid O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed January 30, 2016

Lots of native crafts and interesting artifacts make this little island museum an interesting place to spend the day. We were there in late January and it did not get light until 10am and was dark by 4. It was a great trip - we saw a tree filled with bald eagles.

Thank EIIen

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