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Gold Panning in Seward
"Fun for the whole family! Gold panning demonstrations begin at 10am 2pm and 4:30pm. Watch a demonstration and then pan for gold near the water wheel and salmon stream. You'll pan in elevated troughs and use proven paydirt so there is a possibility of everyone finding a little piece of Alaskan gold. Additional bags of pay there are mineral and semi-precious gemstones for them to find."""Gold pan near a salmon stream in Seward. Learn the art of panning for Alaskan gold in the elevated troughs. This 1-hour activity is family friendly.title=Highlights&1=1-hour+gold+panning+tour+in+Seward&2=Learn+how+to+pan+for+gold+in+elevated+troughs&3=Keep+what+you+find+and+purchase+additional+bags+of+%E2%80%98paydirt%2C%E2%80%99+if+you+like&4=Choose+from+three+departure+times&5=Children+3+and+under+""
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Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00
 
Turnagain Arm and Portage Valley Private Tour
"From Anchorage we'll travel along the scenic Seward Highway. One of only 13 highways in the US with the distinction of ""All American Road"". Along the way we will have great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife and scenic vistas. First we stop at the beautifu where you will board the mv Ptarmigan for an optional one-hour cruise across the stunning scenery of iceberg-dotted Portage Lake. After the cruise stop in at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife. The AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals that are unable to be released into the wild. Afterwards head back to Anchorage and enjoy a narrated city tour including all the best dining places.Whats Included:     Services of a professional private tour guide     Door to door round trip transportation from Anc
From $645.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Homer

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Visit the Russian Church at Ninilchik!

We met a nice lady at Homer Spit who was vacationing with her husband who was a Family Doctor. We told her we were on our way up to Kenai, and she told us that we should not miss passing by the...
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Pratt House

The historical Pratt House is just off the Sterling Highway (Homer Bypass) on Pioneer Avenue near the Pratt Museum. It is now the Homer Hostel. It was the home of Sam and Vega Pratt, who were married...
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Lighthouse Village

Just before you drive out onto the Homer Spit there is a commercial area called Lighthouse Village. There are cabins, which I think are pretty popular (I did not stay there). There is also a pizza...
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Homer Spit Beach

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle along the Homer Spit Road, just park (sometimes easier said than done) and take a short walk down to the beach. Don't expect soft sand and warm...
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Heath Street and Post Office

The Homer post office is located at the intersection of Heath Street and the Homer Bypass Road (Sterling Highway) near Bishop's Beach. This is kind of a strange coincidence. My grandfathers would have...
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Beluga Lake

Beluga Lake with its associated slough and wetlands is located on the road from Old Town Homer on the way to the Spit. It is a beautiful place but pretty far from anything. There are many float planes...
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Fishing Village Boardwalk

As you drive toward the end of the Spit Road, there are three boardwalks on the southwest side of the road by the boat harbor. The first, and smallest, one is the Fishing Village Boardwalk. The Frosty...
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Boat Graveyard

About halfway out the Spit there is a boat graveyard. The Spit Trail runs right by it. It looks like the owners live in an old ship right on site. They must have great views from the upstairs cabin....
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Kenai Fjord

If you can charter a boat for a few days, it may be worth to explore the coastline of the Kenai Peninsula and perhaps go as far as the famous Kenai Fjord with its beautiful landscape, glaciers and sea...
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Blooms of Fireweed Indicate End of Summer in AK

That is Mt. Illiamna in the background across Kachemak Bay where the halibut are plentiful. This was a beautiful spot to stop and take in the magnificent view. I got a nice tourist to take a picture...
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Pose like a Tourist in Your Own STATE!

This is either Mt. Redoubt or Mt. Illiamna on the Kenai Penninsula. My favorite drive in the world. Here it is August 8th, and it must be in the mid 70's today, we decided to stop and play tourists in...
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Seward & other areas of Kenai Peninsula

Other than Homer, there are many small and interesting towns in Kenai Peninsula such as Seward, Alyeska etc. Do take time to explore these towns and their surroundings to experience the true beauty of...
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Check out the Town!

So many visitors focus on Homer's Spit, and the town itself if full of charm. If you enjoy coffee. Try "Cafe Cups" in the town of Homer. I feel kind of funny building an Off the Beaten Path about the...
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Hike the Glacier where the ice is OLD!

Take a local water taxi accross Kachemak Bay and be dropped of at one of many trailheads on the beach. Choose a trail appropriate for your ability- there is a variety. Hike to the Glacier and walk...
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4786 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK 99603
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3500 Crittenden Drive, 451 Sterling Highway at the entrance to Homer, Homer, AK 99603
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575 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603
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61995 Mission Rd, P O Box 1324, Homer, AK 99603
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204 Ocean Drive Loop, Homer, AK 99603
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39720 Sibson Dr., Homer, Alaska, 99603, United States
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"Homer -- suffering from a "Spit" Personality"
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"Halibut Capital of the World"
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"Hangin with the locals in Homer"
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"Homer"
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"Homer - The Famous Spit of Alaska"
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