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The Baranov Museum

101 Marine Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
+1 907-486-5920
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Good for a rainy day

We enjoyed popping in to this small museum and the village that it is located in. Kodak is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Not a "Russian History" Museum -will leave you disappointed

Was expecting to see more of the Russian influence showcased in this museum. More focus was on the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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101 Marine Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed popping in to this small museum and the village that it is located in. Kodak is a special place that is like a very northern Hawaii.

Thank chh19
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Was expecting to see more of the Russian influence showcased in this museum. More focus was on the families that lived here after the Russians left. Very disappointed and it is very small.

Thank C2104VEcarolj
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We spent a week on Kodiak Island and got kind of tired of all the hiking, hunting, fishing, relaxing, slow paced life, amazing drives, beautiful coast, mountains, wildlife, hanging on 'Island Time', etc etc. (miss it already !) So we decided to visit The Baranov...More

1  Thank therealremzy
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Kinda misty overcast today so took the whole family to this museum. Very small area, some cool artifacts, but not much to see. They should let you go upstairs and explore the rooms, but they say "that's where the administrative offices are"....really?!! a small 200...More

Thank h s
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Admission fee is $5. It is a 200+ year old building that started as a pelt warehouse and became a house. Lots of Russian items, but not especially well organized. Gift store part is too narrow to get into if there are more tha a...More

Thank 95rangerover
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There was a $5 charge to go through the building and maybe a 12 ft place to buy souvenirs to return home with. We felt this was not a friendly environment

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The museum is in a historic house in downtown. It gives a good overview of the histrory of Russian influence in Kodiak, how the native people were affected by it, and how the Orthodox church still holds a lot of sway in the area. It...More

Thank schiaf
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour learning more about the history of Kodiak and the Russian influence during the fur trading days. Good exhibits and lots of interesting information. Hours are limited so be sure to check.

Thank Alanhimmelstein
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to get all your questions answered about Kodiak. Info pockets, near entrance, contain one page stories on various historical spots in the area. (Liberty Ship used as canning factory after tsunami for example.) Several period rooms display life in an earlier time. Small...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This small museum provides insights to the lives of the European settlers in Kodiak and the life of this small town. It is worth the limited time it takes to visit.

Thank Zoomie70
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