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“Very well presented displays.”

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 16, 2013

Popped in to pick up brochures on the area and were very impressed by the quality of the exhibits and the depth of information about the area, the history, the wildlife, etc. The videos were short enough to keep your attention but still had sufficient information to make them informative. Staff were very helpful, not just about the center itself, but about the area and what to see, were to go. Definitely worth stopping in for a while if you're in the Homer area.

Thank Ken S
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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.

Thank Rachel R
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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.

Thank Michael B
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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.

Thank Laura R
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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.

Thank Williecmo
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