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Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
907 330 8000
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Ranked #7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We purchased our ticket with the museum and found that even though we had a better understanding of the dress and some other facts it was wonderful to see the different models of their native dwellings. The speakers were articulate, knowledgable and participated in the dancing. It was interesting.

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michigan
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

To really get an understanding of the culture you must stop here. The talks and the demonstrations are excellent. Do not miss the demonstration on the athletic competition. Amazing. Those kids are unbelievable. One thing not made clear is there is a free shuttle from downtown visitors center. Art museum.and Captain Cook hotel to the center.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice setting, you get to see and learn a lot about the history of Alaska. Interesting reproductions of tribes homes, actual clothing, canoes etc. Plus lectures and movies. I would recommend a visit.

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Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to a lot of museums of this nature before but none topped this center. Inside there are lots of exhibits, but outside around a small lake are stunning examples of the dwellings of each major native group in AK. There were members of each group (tribe is not an accurate term here) in each building to talk... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a rainy day at the museum and we're not disappointed. We started listening to a presentation about the areas and people from the different areas in Alaska. The youthful presenter was Alaskan and shared some of his growing up experiences. We then were treated to his performing some of the games they grew up with . Then we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a good way to spend an afternoon learning about native history and housing in Alaska. The students did a good job with their presentations. Also enjoyed some caribou chilli.

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great job by the students explaining the culture and their heritage. It was very interesting seeing the ways they lived and past the time while waiting out the long winters.

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Eugene, OR
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great show I watched featuring Eskimo olympics. Also liked the community houses, most had a well informed guide and interesting cultural items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you ever go to Anchorage, you will regret missing this place. Lots of space and a great show. I would definitely go back.

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Columbus
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We spent an afternoon here and enjoyed every minute of it. From the reconstructed village to the interpreters explaining the history and purpose of each building to the shows that were performed by Native dancers in the main building, we were enthralled by the professionalism, the enthusiasm, the knowledge, and the personalities of the Native people who introduced us to... More

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