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“Good displays and great walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
95 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603
907.235.6961
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Homer
Type: Natural History Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Museums
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Owner description: 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!
Franklin
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good displays and great walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The displays are very informative and the walk to the beach was great. There was no charge but we were glad to make a donation to this good cause.

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“Not Very Engaging”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Lots of displays that look interesting, but actually do not hold your attention. Everything seems to have an 'eco-message' and basic science is lacking. We left after 15 minutes. Try the Pratt Museum for a better museum experience.

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“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This Visitor Center is really a very interesting one. He provides very important information to Alaska newcomers and returning visitors. Not only on animals, nature, expeditions and such, but also about the history of Alaska. To me the film about the Japanese occupation and the WWII events was especially interesting, as I knew nothing about it. Very much recommended.

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“The place for information!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

There is a Visitor Center in town, but this is the best place to get information about the city and the area. The staff, mostly great Volunteers, are very knowledgeable and very helpful. Thanks for all of the great volunteers that work in places like this. The exhibits are also great What a wonderful facility. Stop here.

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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Interpretive displays were interesting, informational...films were recently produced. Staff was welcoming and a wealth of knowledge.

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