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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 101 attractions in Anchorage
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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Munford, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I visted here on my lunch break one day and it was interesting. The only problem was that the gift shop wasn't open and it was during the off season. The staff was really nice and let me look around even though they weren't fully opened. The outdoor trail is cool and I would definitely visit again if I'm ever... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

No visit is complete without learning about the different cultures of the state, we are more than just a beautiful landscape. This center describes the major tribes, how they differ, traditions, housing, dress, how they survive the harshness of the land. JOIN a tour by the natives, rather than just going on your own, hear and experience their stories. Very... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
45 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

There's a short circular walk, built around a small lake, with reconstructed native dwellings of all sorts, which you can walk around and enter. They have all been beautifully realised and for overseas visitors such as us they were most informative and quite fascinating. This is supported by the exhibition building where native dance performances are held, and native artisans... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

well done exhibits and walk with examples of housing and culture. worth a visit although between the Anchorage museum and ANHC, I might go with the Anchorage museum overall (they are slightly different experiences though)

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The ANHC is located on the eastern edge of Anchorage and has two basic sections: The first is an indoor area that has a gift shop, snack bar, performance area, movie theater and displays of the major Alaska Native cultures. There is also an adjacent area where craftspeople make, display and sell their wares. Some of the DVDs are outstanding.... More

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Clovis, NM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Got to see "villages" of the different native cultures, lead by a very informative guide. Dance demonstrations, lots of exhibits and displays.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I'm glad we did this but unless there is a lot of changes between now and the next trip we would probably skip it.

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union grove, wi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The young guides were very knowledgable and friendlyl. They are proud of there heritage and want to share it with others. The center is set up like villages that you can go into and learn about. We enjoyed visiting inside the center with some of the vendors. Everyone was so friendly. It was a great experience.

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Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was the second stop on our trip to Alaska, after the history museum, and the perfect follow-up toward educating ourselves before exploring the state. We really enjoyed the outdoor exhibits of authentic buildings, boats, and totem poles set along a paved path through a scenic woodland environment. We also enjoyed talking to the dancers prior to their performance of... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

ANHC brings together the really widely distributed and divergent cultures of the native peoples across Alaska in a way that a regular museum can't: active, staffed demonstrations not static displays under glass. Inupiaq, Yupiq, Aleut, Athabascan, Tlingit - there's far more to Alaska than scenery.

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