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Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

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Address: 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: 907.235.6961
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Description: The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a partnership between the...
The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a partnership between the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Built in 2003 as a resource for the community and visitors to Homer, Alaska, the building houses interpretive and interactive exhibits and displays describing the important work and research of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve.Located at 95 Sterling Highway, there are opportunities to enjoy the exhibit hall, informative videos, regular educational programming, and Ranger/Naturalist-led walks and presentations.The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is your window to the largest seabird refuge in the world, with all of the natural wonders of Kachemak Bay right outside its doors!
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The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. We learned a lot about the area and it's history. A great place to visit when first arriving in Homer

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. We learned a lot about the area and it's history. A great place to visit when first arriving in Homer

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Worth the stop, and the displays were cool. The outside was deceiving, because it looked like there would be more exhibits inside. But free is free. We didn't do the board walk we were so tired that day. paring lit was huge and could accommodate big vehicles.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great place for education about the ecology and history of the area. Great for kids and great on a rainy day. Good gift shop, short guided hikes (not strenuous). Make sure to donate!

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

excellent historical presentation,easy walking,very friendly and knowledgeable staff.spent almost 2 hours here!

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Oakland, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The eclectic displays, including some art displays from local artists. Learning about the local glaciers, history and environment.

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Cadiz, KY
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful and FREE place to visit. We enjoyed the educational aspect of the center and took the boardwalk to a lovely spot on the marsh and beach where we could watch the birds. It should be a stop on anyone's itinerary!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had almost a private tour by the park rangers, who showed us all manner of flora and fauna. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. And FREE

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It had lots of displays with information but also a lot of interactive displays. Great walking trail down to Bishops beach.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Aleutian Islands stretch almost to Kamchatka Peninsula Russia. Attu is closer to Japan than to Anchorage, AK. Learn about this volcanic island chain that stretches into the eastern hemisphere.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went to this center last year (Sept. 2014) during my second visit to Homer. The center staff were very informative and helpful. There were exhibits about the sea life in the area including research out at Gull Island. There were historical displays also about the Japanese invasion during WWII further out on the Aleutian Islands, something most people don't... More 

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Address: Address: 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603
Phone Number: 907.235.6961
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Homer

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