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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining, Antiquing
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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Great Native culture

Really enjoyed the authentic displays & performances. Exhibits are wonderful & you can actually speak to the natives at each exhibit to learn more about the cultures. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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lagrange oh
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lagrange oh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Really enjoyed the authentic displays & performances. Exhibits are wonderful & you can actually speak to the natives at each exhibit to learn more about the cultures. They have Native handmade items for sale, so many one- of-a-kind

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go in Anchorage. I always learn something new about the culture of the native people of Alaska. The exhibits are fantastic and authentic and when there are native people there to explain their heritage, well, it just doesn't get any better. I have been there many times and never tire of it.... More 

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Kenai, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have taken out of state guests to this place many times and all have found it worthwhile. There are authentic displays of the major native cultures as well as live performances. You can call ahead for a schedule. Plan to spend an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We arrived in Anchorage for two week trip. After traveling all day we decided to do something simple. The Center had interesting exhibits from different native cultures in Alaska. It was worth seeing once, but would not go again.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Native Alaskans guide small groups from one authentic accommodation to the next. The visitors enter the authentic living spaces that are furnished as if in use. An explanation of the life of the people in the space is described. Plenty of time is available for questions. I think the tour ran a little long because of the many questions actually.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I learned a lot visiting this place. It tells you a lot about their heritage and it was very unique and interesting. They have performances of their traditional music and dances. They also have a place outside for you to sit and eat which is beautiful and relaxing. Everyone should definitely make a stop here!

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Around a central lake the culture of the 5 types of native people is shown. It's a great opportunity to learn the differences. In every part we were welcomed by students of each different culture. They answered all of our questions with a big smile. In the main building there are demonstrations : dancing, sports, ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This museums an excellent introduction to the native heritage of Alaska. The music and dance program in the Gathering Place was enjoyable. For me, the highlight was walking around the small lake, stopping at each of the displays and talking or listening to the interpreter stationed at each location. They helped me to better understand the diverse native tribes, histories... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I live here in Anchorage, and even still I visit this place every couple of years. It has an amazing amount of history and information about Alaska's Native Peoples and Alaskan History. You will be amazed by the way of live of the peoples of Alaska and the many excellent exhibits and demonstrations. The performances of the native dancers is... More 

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TRAPPER CREEK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Air travel to villages puts a huge dent in your pocketbook. If you have limited time and money, and interested in learning about Alaska's First Peoples, be sure to take in the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you will meet informative representatives of each distinct culture. Artwork is for sale and a walk around Lake Tiulana will show how Alaska... More 

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