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Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
907-235-8635
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Homer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and natural history museum, where an added touch is the special camera setup... more » Owner description: Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and natural history museum, where an added touch is the special camera setup allowing you to zoom in to view wildlife in the distance. Get an ecology lesson on a forest trail and identify wildflowers in the outdoor garden. « less
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Not huge by any means, but what they have on local history, and local culture is outstanding. This, besides the Spit, is the one "don't miss" thing to do or see in Homer. You can spend a hour just watching the birds on Gull Island, via their live cam....

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San Diego
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Some great exhibits in this small museum. Don't miss the ones about the earthquake, the oil spill, and homesteading. We used a $1 discount coupon that our B&B gave us.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This museum had very interesting and educational exhibits. It is worth stopping by for a couple of hours if you're interested in the history of the area.

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Hooksett NH
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130 reviews 130 reviews
29 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum to spend about two hours learning about Homer; it's history, geography and famous people including the founder of Homer, Homer Pennock. Very well done exhibits, inexpensive admission and nice gift shop with local crafts, etc. We enjoyed our visit and would definitely stop here again.

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A small museum with hands on displays of maritime history. native american history and local art. Discount $1.00 coupon available at local establishments.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Good place to visit if looking for something to do in Homer. Lots of interesting things about Homer.

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Hayward, WI
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you cannot find something of interest in this small, local museum, you're not looking. Special entrance for those with mobility problems. Three good videos, including one of everyone's favorite Homer families, the Kilchers. Live Webcams from Gull Island and Katmai for the brown bears. Wildflower habitat garden. Hiking trail. Local art. Displays of homestead life, the '64 earthquake, native... More

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Hedgesvill
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This museum is interactive and interesting and it has a nice exhibit of wildlife. Easy to get to in Homer. There is a fee.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Pratt Museum is excellent, it gives a terrific look at history and cultures in the Kenai Peninsula. During our visit there was a docent on site at the Harrington Cabin, the opportunity to hear about "homesteading" life in Alaska from someone that actually lived it was a real treat.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We spent 4 hours here and could have spent at least 2 more hours here but ran out of time. Loved it. Loved the theatre. Also, loved the Ruth Kilcher video. The fishing section was outstanding. Don't miss it.

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