Out on the tip of the Kenai Peninsula, at (literally) the end of the road, sits the quirky town of Homer—the ecotourism capital of Alaska. Artists, adventurers, and foodies all come to experience the town’s creative energy, great restaurants, and gorgeous wilderness. And at the entrance to town, just off the Sterling Highway, you’ll find the Homer Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.
The Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a comprehensive establishment on the Bypass that houses the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, dedicated to understanding and conserving the marine environment. Their programs include naturalist-guided estuary and birding walks and tide pool explorations just a little ways outside the back door and down to the beach below the Center.