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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

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Address: 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: 907-235-6667
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for...
This environmental education center offers natural history day tours for all ages that range from the boreal forest of the 104 acre Wynn Nature Center on the north side of Kachemak Bay to the south There, in Peterson Bay guests explore tidepools, a rainforest and an archaeology site. Kayaking and overnight Yurt stays may also be added.The experienced hiker can also choose from guided hikes of varying difficulty.At the Homer Harbor, discover the world beneath your feet on a Creatures of the Dock Tour!!Where else can you see a seastar and a moose all in one day... personal, hands-on experience for all!
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interesting and informative

This facility is very interesting and informative, and free. There is lots of information about the area, and it is well presented - there is a short video worth seeing as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Harrisonburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This facility is very interesting and informative, and free. There is lots of information about the area, and it is well presented - there is a short video worth seeing as well

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience! A very nice informative gentle hike followed by some tide pooling with an expert on the flora and fauna in the area. After lunch there was an additional opportunity for a hike a bit deeper into the forest to a beautiful lake. The wild blueberries were ripe and delish!

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our afternoon at the nature center. The naturalists were knowledgable and enthusiastic. Our three 16 years olds loved the trails and finding plants and birds along the way. A really lovely addition to the Homer environment. Thank you!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing educational experience with knowledgeable guides who offer a wide array of experiences from mountain nature hikes to low-tide shore exploration to hands-on oceanography experiences. Runs the complete spectrum of life in and around Kachemak Bay from bald eagles and shore birds to sea anemones and sea stars. Truly a great experience for all ages!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visit was worthwhile. We especially enjoyed the hike and our guide was very informative about all the flora and fauna. I would recommend that anyone taking this trip inquire FIRST about tides level. Unfortunately for us, we did not realize that the tide would be so high that the tide pool hike was very disappointing. The tide was too high... More 

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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice hike w guide. Informative & helpful. Loosly structured. Can't beat the scenery. $$$ Would recommend.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to have a negative tour day and enjoyed the tidal pools. We got to see Puffins and many other birds and the naturalists were very knowledgeable

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Fabulous - it was "motel camping" in yurts - wonderful environmental educators everywhere and did I mention the tide pooling?

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Center provides interesting information on the ecology of the area and an opportunity to see some of the birds, fish and mammals up close.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This quiet little out of the way place gave us our best day in Alaska. Negative Tide allowed us to explore so much of Otter Rock which was usually 20 feet underwater. The hikes the location the people ... all remarkably wonderful!

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Address: 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: 907-235-6667
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer

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