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.
We're just working on these tables, but we want you to see where we're heading with this website--and we hope you'll send us information about the accessibility of YOUR business, place, or activity.
Table 2 — Find a Homer business or place by name.
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|Place or business name; name links to the website
|Highlights, links to videos, user comments, and more...
|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
|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
| 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
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
|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)
|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
|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 visitors 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.
|106 W. Pioneer Ave., Homer AK 99603
|The theater now has a very wheelchair-friendly accessible entrance (click here for before & after photos); the rest of the theater is wheelchair friendly 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; click the photo to see Theater Manager, Colleen, show 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.
|533 E. Pioneer Ave., Homer AK 99603
|University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA), has campuses on the Kenai Peninsula, one of which is KBC. KBC is a well-loved learning center for the Homer area and a popular venue for presentations, public lectures, and other events. As a college campus within the UAA system, KBC campus buildings are fully ADA compliant. A wide variety of credit and non-credit courses are offered, for a list, click here. For a fun campus webcam, click here. You can even move the camera around a bit.
|Peterson Bay Field Station
|3779 Bartlett St., Homer AK 99603
|A wonderful way to get an introduction to Homer's history and landscapes, the museum is ADA compliant. The museum maintains a webcam on Gull Island.
|Saltry Restaurant, The
|A unique, world-class restaurant serving seafood and other fare as fresh as it gets. See Halibut Cove listing in this table 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.
accessible* Homer video