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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
Phone Number: 907 330 8000
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Activities: Antiquing, Arts and crafts, Dining
Description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing...
Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated, life-sized villages representing each of the five main indigenous groups.
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This center is a wonderful way to get to know the native culture and also the newer Alaskan native. Most of the people working are younger people who are native Alaskans, who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Kathy S
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Belmont
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This center is a wonderful way to get to know the native culture and also the newer Alaskan native. Most of the people working are younger people who are native Alaskans, who embrace their historic native ways. We saw a demo of native dancing and sporting events and then walked the center grounds to see native structures where people would... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

At the visitor center hear stories and music of the Alaska Native Culture. Then walk around the lake trail to see examples of how the different peoples of Alaska lived in their traditional dwellings. When asked whether there were any native Alaskans who still lived this way, our guide replied, "No, we have cellphones."

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic. Lots of cultural experiences from dancing to native games, locals working and selling their arts and crafts. Excellent presentations and guided village tour. I absolutely loved this place. Must do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We spent a rainy afternoon touring the center. The highlights were the craftspeople and the games demonstrations. I really enjoyed talking to the carvers, beaders and leather workers. The Eskimo-Indian Olympic games are insanely hard! The young folks demonstrating were fabulous.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The best part of this trip was the cultural learning hall experience. Having them explain the games and heritage was interesting. The dancers were great. This doesn't have to be something you can spend a whole day at. I was impressed with the experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a museum that promised much but delivered relatively little. We began our visit with viewing a performance by native American people that included dance and stories. This was excellent and not to be missed. We then moved outside where we could visit a typical house from each of the major native American groups. Unfortunately, most did not have... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It was a treasure. When we arrived their were some natives doing their native dances. We walked outside and saw 4 villages and how the tribes lived in the old days. Came back to building and their were two young men demonstrating games that our played for native americans.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of hours before our flight and stopped by. We are glad we did. While we thought we know more about the indigenous cultures, we learned a lot. Be humble. Lots of information, somewhat preachy but not overly so. Well worth the time.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was so interesting to see and "step inside " various model homes of the native peoples. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared his own experience as a native Alaskan.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not worth for the money they charge. We visited when it was raining so no outdoor activities, Just visited few huts, watched a dance show and a small exhibition. Anchorage visitor center has lot of shows with similar info for free.

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