Visitor Center in Nome
- Parking: parking does not currently meet ADA standards.
- Routes: Paved sidewalks with a curb lead from the parking lot to the visitor center.
- Entrance: Front and rear doors operate on a push-button door opener.
- Restrooms: Men's and women's are both wheelchair accessible.
- Water: Water fountains are wheelchair accessible.
- Film: The park's film is presented in an accessible theater. Closed captions are available.
- Ranger programs: Programs are presented in an accessible room during the summer. All ranger programs strive to engage multiple senses and learning styles, and often include visual and/or tactile objects.
- Exhibits: Some tactile or otherwise interactive exhibits are structured to be accessible from a wheelchair.
Service animals are allowed in National Parks. For a definition of a service animal, please go to www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm. Anywhere that you wish to go, your service animal may go, too. There are some unique aspects to be aware of if you visit the national preserve, however:
- Visitor Center in Nome: Service animals are welcome
- Wildlife: Wildlife can be encountered anywhere, even near developed and busy areas like the visitor center. Wolves, bears and, particularly, musk-ox are of high concern, but smaller animals like foxes, coyotes and even squirrels could cause issues for service animals unused to encountering wildlife.
- Terrain: There are no trails in the preserve. Items that have a high likely hood of being encountered when traveling include: rocks, uneven surfaces, loose surfaces, steep slopes, and water crossings.