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“An excellent and informative center”

Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Reviewed September 21, 2012

It is run by US Fish and Wildlife. The attendant was knowledgeable and helpful. Exhibits provided great information about Ketchikan Bay, Fishing and the sea life in the area. I particularly enjoyed the photo exhibit from their photo contest.

Thank Don S
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Our group loved this - everyone discovered something there and over lunch at the Mermaid, we chatted and enjoyed hearing about everyone's finds. Loved the tide indicator, liked the fox-farmer who "chatted us up" and the movies were superb.

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We started our day in Homer at the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center. It was very informative and best part was it was free!

Thank msjlc
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This visitor center sure got us started off on what to do and see, even though we did a great deal of research on our own. They have an excellent trail as well. Very knowledgeable of the area and willing to tell you all they know!

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We enjoyed our visit a lot. It was very well set up, the large aquariums were very interesting especially viewing the puffins from below the surface. Good value.

Thank Timmm
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