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Homer is located in Kenai Peninsula Borough on the southwestern Kenai Peninsula on the north shore of Kachemak Bay at the end of the Sterling Hwy.

Homer was named for Homer Pennock, a gold mining company promoter, who arrived on the Homer Spit in 1896 and built living quarters for his crew of 50 men.

After coal was discovered in the area in the 1890s, Cook Inlet Coal Fields Company built a town, dock, coal mine, and railroad. Various coal mining operations continued until WWII. There is still an estimated 400 million tons of coal deposits in the area.

The Homer Spit is a five mile gravel bar that extends off the main highway. There are many marine-related businesses and facilities along the spit.

For information, visit the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Homer is known as the "Halibut Capital of the World." It is the home of Alaska's largest and longest running fishing derby cash jackpot, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Best Western Bidarka Inn | Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference | Old Homestead B And B | Homer |
Art Picture Alaska Art Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Chocolate Drop B & B |
Golf Kachemak Bay Lynx Golf |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Beluga Lake Lodge | Cove Country Cabins | Wild Rose Cottages |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Bay Realty, Inc. | RE/MAX of Homer |
Science Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies | Jakolof Ferry Service | Walrus Island Expeditions |
Shopping Bits of Alaska | Caribou Antler Jewelry | Nomar Fleece Clothing |
Sports and Sporting Events Alaska Adventure Fishing Charters | Bart-The Guide | Coal Point Seafood Co | Silverfin Guide Service | Spirit Charters | Trail's End Horse Adventures |
Wildlife Viewing Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge | Grizzly Charters | Location: Homer Alaska 99603

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02/29 Coming to The Homer area
Kenai Peninsula State Fair Ninilchik AK August16-18 Held annually the third weekend of August, the Kenai Peninsula State Fair features rides, music, food booths, and arts & crafts.