The past 75,000 years of Alaskan Native history are displayed at the Alutiiq Museum and Archeological Repository. Historic Alaskan artifacts including masks, tools, clothing and other items provide added insight into a centuries-old culture that still thrives in the area surrounding Kodiak.
The animal most synonymous with Kodiak Island is the bear that carries its name. The Kodiak bear is the largest brown bear in the world and can be quite reclusive. Hiring a guide service is the best and safest way to catch a glimpse of the behemoths. Perfectly adapted to their environment, the Kodiak Island chain is the only place in the world to see these animals in the wild.
Hard-fighting, trophy-sized salmon are the norm, not the exception, around Kodiak. Fishing charters provide gear and guides as they take visitors to some of the best fishing grounds in the world. When placing a cast for salmon in Alaska, you're nearly guaranteed to reel in a fish big enough for bragging rights.