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Kodiak Military History Museum.

Kodiak Military History Museum

Field review by the editors.

Kodiak Island, Alaska

What can you exhibit in a windowless underground bunker that was built to store hundreds of 260-pound artillery shells? A lot: vehicles, gas masks, typewriters, uniforms, walkie-talkies, old newspapers, a piece of a P-40 fighter's wing, a Japanese fire hydrant, and pretty much everything else that wasn't thrown away when this World War II shore battery was decommissioned.

This museum briefly made headlines in 2010 when a bar donated an old 1,263-pound aerial bomb -- named "Da Bomb" -- that turned out to contain live high explosives.

Kodiak Military History Museum

1100 Abercrombie Drive, Kodiak Island, AK
NE of Kodiak, in the Ready Ammunition bunker at Miller Point in Fort Abercrombie. 5.5 miles westbound on Rezanof Drive from cruise ship docks to the park entrance then another half mile into the park. Turn off Rezanof Drive at Abercrombie Drive.
Jun-Aug F-Su 1-4; May Sep. Sa-Su 1-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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