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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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 small town museum!

We loved our visit to this museum. The staff there were friendly and the exhibits were so interesting. Lots of information on the history of Homer, way of life and local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We loved our visit to this museum. The staff there were friendly and the exhibits were so interesting. Lots of information on the history of Homer, way of life and local wildlife. There are numerous stuffed wild animals and short documentary type films. I especially liked the displays about the local fisherman and that industry. It was and is a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good background on the area of Homer. What raised it above average was an excellent presentation by National Parks Ranger on climbing Mt. McKinley/Denali made the difference. Homestead cabin on the museum grounds was very interesting. Amazing similarity to what was frontier times in AK and what I grew up experiencing in rural Oklahoma. It brought home that early days... More 

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Middle Tennessee
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162 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great small town museum. In the entrance they have huge hanging collages of trash from the beach. There are also films depicting lives those who settled/live here.

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sparks nv
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This was the best small museum I've ever seen! This is not a large place, but the amount of material presented is tremendous. There is a downstairs. Wander down and watch some of the bear movies. They are fascinating. Plenty of hands on things for kids, some seating throughout. Lovely gift shop. Info on animals, fishing, the earthquake, Native Alaskans,... More 

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Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Lots of interesting things to view showing the history of Homer. What great foresight by Mr. Pratt to collect these items for a museum.

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Snohomish, Washington, United States
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great Videos and exhibits about Homer and its past. The Log Cabin was well worth seeing and the guide did a wonderful job of explaining the early life of the homesteaders in Homer.

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Madison, Alabama
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited as part of a cruise excursion, spending about an hour on site. The museum displays a compact collection of native, early pioneer, and marine artifacts. It also includes a wonderful example of an early pioneer cabin. This site was worth the visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Much to see and learn about the area. Very well laid out and a great way to pass the time in the area. If you have an interest in the heritage and culture of the area, then you should stop. Great location and accessible

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Kansas City
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This small museum was so interesting and well exhibited that my friend and I spent two hours there! We particularly liked the videos about Alaska homesteaders.

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Marco Island, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a fine museum that does a nice job explaining the local area with 1st class exhibits and interesting videos. This is a good investment of your time.

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