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Alaska Raptor Center

Injured eagles and other birds of prey are restored to health here, then released back into the wild. The rehab center, which is about 10 minutes outside of town, gives you the opportunity of seeing the majestic eagles up close, eyeball to eyeball.

St. Michael's
Russian Orthodox Church

View precious religious artworks inside Sitka's landmark building. They were heroically rescued by townsfolk when the old church burnt down.

Sitka National Historic Park

It sports totem poles plus other artifacts from the Tlingit culture, as well as an educational film. The park has a short, flat-surfaced forest trail.


Sitka shore excursion

Russian Bishop's House

This restored historic dwelling has a guided tour.

Russian and native Indian
dance presentations

There are usually performances when a large cruise ship is in port.

Whale watching

Sitka is a first-class whale watching destination. You can view whales (in season) aboard one of the local tour boats - or at Whale Park a short drive from town.

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