The easiest way to explore the OpenAlex dataset is via the web interface. It allows you to search, filter, facet, and export OpenAlex entities, just like the API does (in fact, it's built on our API), but without needing any technical knowledge.
There's only one downside to the website: it's not actually done yet :).
In the meantime, there is a very basic webpage for each OpenAlex entity that you can view by following any OpenAlex ID. So for example, pasting this ID in your browser:
Add .json to the OpenAlex ID of the Entity. For example, https://openalex.org/W2741809807.json will give you a JSON object for Work W2741809807, without regard to the client you're using or any request headers you send.