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“Engaging films and exhibits”

Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 51 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!
Villa Park, Illinois
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16 reviews
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“Engaging films and exhibits”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Enjoyed the films and permanent exhibits. Relaxed atmosphere that's not too over-stimulating. Hiked trail down to the beach right out the back door of the building.

Visited August 2013
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good place on a wet day”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

A fairly small centre, but well done. Our family spent about a hour inside. The displays were interesting and well done. The shop was well stocked with interesting books and toys.
My son and I were particularly interested in the information about the WWII Aleutians campaign.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Spectacular displays”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Was a great opportunity to explain to my 11 year old how the ecosystem works, how the history of the peninsula (trapping, fishing, introduction of non-native species) effects what you can see today.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Laura R
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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very nice place. My Dad was in the Aluetians during WWII and they had an exhibit dedicated to that which I enjoyed.

Visited August 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
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“I'll always go here if in Homer”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

They have a terrific bookstore and great films plus photos, especially marine birds. Also a history section--

Visited August 2013
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