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Alaska

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

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