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Pratt Museum

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Address: 3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
Phone Number: 907-235-8635
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Learn about the area's wildlife and marine life at this art, cultural and...

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.

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Great local history

We always send guests to the Pratt Museum. The top floor has the best collection of Homer and Kachemak Bay memorabilia. There are some fun movies. The aquarium is fun and if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Debbie S
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Homer, Alaska
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Homer, Alaska
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109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always send guests to the Pratt Museum. The top floor has the best collection of Homer and Kachemak Bay memorabilia. There are some fun movies. The aquarium is fun and if you time it right you can watch them feed the fish. Downstairs there is a really great exhibit on the Valdez oil spill.

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Loveland, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This museum gives a great overview of Alaska history including wildlife and native people. I'd highly recommend to anyone visiting Homer.

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Nikiski, Alaska
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice place which is historically accurate with displays and info. I've lived in Alaska 57 years and I've seen some so-called museums which are a total sham. This is one that is "legit" as one would say.

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Thank Robin B
Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Pratt is one of the best small museums in the US and won an award for this. You will find the history of the land and the people here, the homesteaders, which are still alive, and the Natives who live in the Kachemak Bay area. Plans are well into progress to build on site a new museum in the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We dropped into the Pratt on a rainy day and were very pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality of the various exhibits on items of area interest. We were only going to stop for a few minutes but kept finding more and more things of interest so the time flew by. Highly recommend

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Thank RandyMT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The Pratt Museum is a great place to learn our town/state's history. They have lots of early Alaskan subjects. The Exxon Valdez oil spill shows the effects of our economy and how bad it got for the poor animals that suffered from it. Check this place out, it's great.

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Thank Spla5h
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Has footage of homesteading families, how they lived 60 years ago, how they reflect on their roots today

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Thank Lucinda888
Corvallis
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This little museum packs a lot of information into a small space. The exhibits told the history of the region with interesting and interactive displays. There was even a small garden showing the native plant communities of the area. A wonderfully interesting museum. Highly recommended!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

excellent exhibits and it's worth spending the time listening to the oral histories at the small cabin.

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Oshkosh, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The building appears to be small, but there is a lot to see here. You can plan to stay either an hour or half of a day. From local made quilts to early animals of the area to sea life there is a little of something for everyone here.

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