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Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
907-235-8635
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Ranked #5 of 15 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting displays of early homesteaders and gold seekers. Nice visiting exhibit about bears. Can be visited in a couple of hours.

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United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Pratt Museum was a fantastic showcase of the local history. The personal stories from the locals were fantastic. This museum was well done.

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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Fortunately for us, we stopped at this fantastic place our last morning in Homer and only because it was raining. Every piece in this small museum was fascinating. The living histories should not be missed. Don't miss this treasure!

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Penfield, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The people were ready and willing to help us enjoy every aspect of the museum. The shared inventory with other museums in AK was impressive. The heritage of the natives is evident.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This well-organized museum would be easily missed. Pay particular attention to the "living histories" recorded by those who lived the history. Also, don't miss Gull Island camera! may be the closest you get to a Puffin in Homer!

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13 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

THis museum is nice and quaint and had I not been to the Anchorage museum I would have rated this higher but most of this was redundant information. If you are not visiting anchorage, I would definitely visit for the pipeline and other information.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Yes it is a great museum with interesting local history and culture. What we did not expect is the wonderful fish feeding hours at 4pm . The collection of marine wildlife from local kachemak bay are very interesting to observe. The 10 year old in our group was given an opportunity observing a sea urchin eating dinner in close distance... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was not quite sure what to expect and was very much surprised how fascinating this museum has presented its themes. There is a part on earthquakes, volcanos, Alaskan animals, birds, history of the town and tides. I spent a lot more time in this place than I expected and left with a lot more insights than when I entered... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very good representation of the history of the area. Lots of hands material and videos to keep younger visitors interested. Small marine life exhibit was very interesting. And the price was right.

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Phoenix
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a rainy afternoon and not much to do until we ran across the Pratt Museum....what a find! Beautifully laid out, great information about the founding families in the area, and lovely photos. well worth the trip....even if it's not raining!

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