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In Southwest Alaska (Südwesten Alaska)

Summer Activities

Eat your fill of famous Alaska King Crab at Kodiak’s Crab Festival

• Observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park

• See thousands of bird species converge on the Pribilof Islands

• Learn about World War II History in Dutch Harbor, the site of the 1942 Japanese bombing

• Raft the Nushagak River near Dillingham

• Fish for trophy-sized trout in Iliamna Lake

• Hike through the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes near King Salmon

• Visit the Walrus Island State Game Sanctuary near Togiak for the chance to see thousands of walrus

• Assist in an Alutiiq archeological dig on the Island of Kodiak and visit the Alutiiq Museum

Winter Activities

• Tee off at the Pillar Mountain Golf Classic, an irreverent par-70, one-hole golf tournament up the side of 1400-foot Pillar Mountain in Kodiak

• Visit the Samuel K. Fox Museum in Dillingham, which houses a permanent collection of traditional Yup'ik Eskimo skin sewing, hunting and food gathering implements and artifacts, native baskets and the art work of Samuel D. Fox and others

• Tour the Aleutian World War II National Historic Area in Dutch Harbor

• Take the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferry from Kodiak to Dutch Harbor, stopping at ports along the way

Homer Beach, AK
Homer Beach, AK

Summer in Palmer, AK
Summer in Palmer, AK



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