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Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, Homer

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  • Enjoyed exhibits, always nice to get up close to view the sea life. Really enjoyed the birds. Especially the puffins. I saw them in the water and nesting, but from a distance. Now I have better pictur...  more »
  • This is a great visitor centre, lots about the local flora and fauna . A short hiking trail starts from here too. Worth stopping on your way into Homer.  more »
  • We spent an hour here with our daughter doing the Junior Biologist program offered by the center. There is a very informative 20 minute movie and the rest of the center is a great museum for learning ...  more »
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  • If you're looking for a great place to take the family then visit the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The exhibits are very well done. Most of the exhibits are interactive, so the kids should have fun pressing buttons. Outside are some trails to help stretch the legs from that long drive. Plenty of parking for vehicles and large RVs. Restrooms are here, but no food.
  • Great hiking trail located off of the back of this building. Didn't get to explore the inside of the facility, as I spent too much time hiking, but it looked pretty interesting.
  • Great place for kids. As adults, there was some good reading but not much to do. Overall, a great place!
  • Great facility, friendly staff! Lots of exhibits available for kids to interact with. Very well designed to keep children interested in learning more about the different ecosystems around Homer. There is a short trail that leads to a marshy area and to the beach.
  • A definite stop whilst in Homer. If you do not have your activities already planned this is a great place to start. The AI&O Visitors Center boasts knowledgeable rangers and staff. Make sure to check out the trail that is right behind the center.

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