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Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
907 330 8000
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Ranked #8 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining, Antiquing
Owner description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated, life-sized villages representing each of the five main... more » Owner description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated, life-sized villages representing each of the five main indigenous groups. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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San Diego
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Maybe I was expecting more, but I was disappointed in the Heritage Center. The Gathering Place stage and Native dwellings exhibits were presented by students. Some of the kids were engaged and forthcoming with educational information, but the other half seemed bored and barely told us anything about their areas even when asked. However, the cultural exhibits inside the building... More

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was one of our favorites over our 17 day trip to Alaska. My cousin (who has lived in Alaska for 35 years) recommended the center for us. It was so informative and interesting. The kids did a great job and the village sites were so interesting. We learned so much about the native heritage and it was wonderful to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The cultural center is a great place to learn about the cultures of native Alaskans. There are a few components of this center, indoor and outdoor. Indoors you can see actual artifacts of the natives along with an audio tour of explanation for the artifacts. There's also a live performance of native Alaskan games put on by teenagers and young... More

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very impressive centre that really conveys a lot about native values, history and culture. Beautifully reconstructions and original artifacts from 11 tribal groups. Caught a bit of live dancing and singing performance but had to rush as only had an hour. Center was kind to charge a lower rate....but wish we had arrived earlier to have been able to linger... More

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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit where we heard native music, watched native dancing and took a tour of various tribal homes. Very cool experience. We did not allow enough time to do this and the Rasmuson in one day. Buy the combo ticket and split your visits between 2 days. You won't be disappointed. Our guide was so cute and... More

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Lexington, ky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A nice display of native cultures, if limited. I must mention I did not get to go out to the village demonstrations as rain was heavy when I was there. Native art demonstrations and exhibits were very interesting. A very nice visit.

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Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On our way into Anchorage coming in from Talkeetna and had a long wait for our flight, saw the sign for the Heritage Center and decided to give it a try. I am so glad that we stopped. It is so refreshing to see native people that are so proud of their heritage and are looking for ways to share... More

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Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I loved our trip to the Native Heritage Center. It was a great place to learn about the diverse native cultures in Alaska. I especially loved the native games demonstration and also the native music/dance performance. The self-tour around the lake to visit the demo native housing sites was also interesting too. The center is easy to navigate and all... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Don't waste your time or money, this place was very boring. I thought it would be more interesting but I was wrong.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
19 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

With a day to kill in Anchorage before flying home we took a trip out to the Alaska Native Heritage Centre. It's some distance from downtown so had there not been a free shuttle (taking in the Captain Cook and Sheraton hotels and also dropping off at Anchorage Museum) this is somewhere we would probably have not got to because... More

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