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“Sandhill cranes nesting”

Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 54 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!
suffolk, va
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Sandhill cranes nesting”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The center is huge and very educational but I most enjoyed the trail behind the center where a pair of Sandhill Cranes had two young they were raising. Nice gift shop there also.

Visited August 2012
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Homer, Alaska
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“excellent venue”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Clean, professional, good programs for children with lots of "hands on" opportunities for them. Very educational and informative. Great parking, well laid out exhibits.

Visited July 2012
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Cape Meares, Oregon
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129 reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Figure on spending some time here - it is worth it! They have the neatest tidal range model I've ever seen - way cool!

Visited September 2012
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Lilburn, Georgia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“An excellent and informative center”
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.

Visited September 2012
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British Columbia
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Quality and variety”
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.

Visited September 2012
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