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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

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Great information and staff

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sunnyvale, CA
Good place to start your Kodiak visit

The exhibits are very informative as are the fine rangers on duty. Be sure to spend time looking at... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Palo Alto, California
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
402 Center Ave, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, AK 99615-6316
+1 907-487-2626
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank midwaytoheaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank lanamom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mdcwa
Reviewed 1 September 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.

Thank yakherd
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank Hollie R
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Thank FlashLosAngeles
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 5 August 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

Thank G H
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

A must see if you’re in Kodiak. The staff is very knowledgeable of the wildlife history and changes taking place to save this beautiful place for generations to come. Great little bookstore, film and displays.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

There is a behemoth grey whale skeleton hanging in here and I would go in just for that alone. It’s free and has a quick video on the nature within Alaska and an exhibit also explaining more about the species inside Alaska. Very cool and...More

Thank Renee S
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9 February 2018|
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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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.