accessible* Homer, Alaska
* accessible means different things in different contexts. If a place meets standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we make that clear. If it's working in that direction but not yet there, we describe (or show) the conditions you'll find so YOU can decide if it's accessible to you.
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|95 Sterling Highway, Homer|| An ADA-accessible national wildllife refuge visitor center with many exhibits, including wheelchair-accessible naturalist-let walks to Beluga Slough.
accessible* Homer video (note, only Service Dogs are OK in the visitor center)
|Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce||
34175 Sterling Hwy, Anchor Point, AK 99566
|Bear Creek Winery||
60203 Bear Creek Drive #9440
Homer, AK 99603
|907.235.8484||Gift shop, tasting room, and restroom are wheelchair accessible. Tours of the production facility are offered M, W, F, Sat in summer and on Sat in winter. To tour in a wheelchair, call ahead so staff can clear obstacles such as hoses. Lodging rooms are reached by stairs and are not accessible to wheelchairs. If you have other needs, call the friendly staff. For a wonderful story about the operation and facility, check out this article: https://digital.akbizmag.com/issue/september-2019/a-small-business-success-story/?fbclid=IwAR1933tif4irs4lRipiAZIVQsEBvazbBBLLQGNb-QID2BzpzPhkHQ8zOrZ0|
|in-town location: 708 Smokey Bay Way||907.235.6667|| CACS offers many opportunities for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through guided walks, tours, educational programs, overnights, school programs and more. They can arrange "accessible adventures."
See also Wynn Nature Center, Peterson Bay Field Station
|City of Homer||491 E. Pioneer Ave., Homer, AK 99603||907.235.3130||
For information on city efforts to improve its accessibility, go to this webpage: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/ada. In 2017, Homer City Council passed a resolution committing the city "...to continuing to work towards becoming a city that is universally accessible to all." Resolution 17-075(a), see
Bike tours and rentals
|302 E. Pioneer Ave., Homer AK 99603||907.226.2925||Cycle Logical has tandem bicycles for rent--a fun way to go biking with friends who have vision impairments or other challenges to biking solo.|
|Fishing Hole (The)|
|Halibut Cove||across Kachemak Bay||Very problematic wheelchair access at the Saltry dock, slightly better access at the public dock. Once on the extensive boardwalk, key parts of the community are wheelchair accessible. This celebrated artists' community provides galleries and a world-class restaurant--the Saltry. An online search for Halibut Cove and the Saltry gives a sense of what a special place this is--even the New York Times has reviewed the Saltry Restaurant.|
|Homer Chamber of Commerce||201 Sterling Hwy, Homer AK 99603||907.235.7740||ADA accessible. This is a good place to get an overview of what's where in Homer. Experienced staff can answer questions. Pick up a free visitor guide and area maps. The Chamber webpage provides quicklinks to lots of kinds of activities. The Homer Harbor webcam is a fun way to see the current weather and what's going on in the harbor, such as tour ships and ferry arrivals.|
|Homer Theater||106 W. Pioneer Ave., Homer AK 99603||907.235.6728||The theater recently improved accessibility to its entrance; it's wheelchair friendly now except for the bathroom. For those with hearing impairments, you can check out a handheld screen--no charge--that will provide captioning for the movie playing on the big screen; here Theater Manager, Colleen, shows what the closed captioning device looks like.|
|Homer Farmers Market||The Market is open from Memorial Day through September on Saturdays 10-3 and Wednesdays 2-5. For a list of current fresh produce, food, and craft vendors, go to http://www.homerfarmersmarket.org/vendors.html.|
|Peterson Bay Field Station|
|Saltry Restaurant, The||Halibut Cove||907.226.2424||A unique, world-class restaurant serving seafood and other fare as fresh as it gets. See Halibut Cove listing for an image of the difficult dock and ramp access. For articles about the Saltry from many major publications, go to: https://www.thesaltry.com/in-the-press|
|Wynn Nature Center||This 140-acre wildlife preserve is the former homestead of Carl E. Wynn, who donated it to Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in 1990. A wheelchair-accessible boardwalk winds through spruce forest and meadows. The outhouse is not wheelchair accessible.
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