World War II Visitor Center

World War II Visitor Center Information

During and after World War II, the Unangax People faced new challenges including imprisonment, relocation and loss of their ancestral villages. Four tiny, remote Aleutian villages were left behind forever during World War II: Makushin, Kashega, Biorka, and Attu. After the Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor, the U.S. government evacuated the Unangax̂ (Aleut) residents of the Aleutian Islands and brought them to camps in Southeast Alaska.

The World War II Visitor Center provides an opportunity to learn more about the events that unfolded here. A highlight of the visitor center is a 28-minute video about the Unangax people and the forced evacuation they endured. Remnants of Quonset huts, bunkers, pill boxes, gun emplacements, and cement buildings are also permanent fixtures of our community's silhouette. 

Ounalashka Corporation Land-Use Permit
All visitors planning to walk or hike anywhere beyond the City of Unalaska road system must obtain an Ounalashka Corporation Land-Use Permit. This permit can be purchased at the Visitors Center or at the Ounalashka Corporation Office.

Collecting souvenirs such as stone tools, ivory, eagle feathers, bones or any World War II-era artifacts, including shell casings or nails, is illegal.

World War II Visitor Center

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