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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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History of Alaska Natives

For the uninformed, like me, this was a great place to visit. I called before my trip and I was told they really weren't open because it wasn't tourist season yet. But they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Illinois
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Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

For the uninformed, like me, this was a great place to visit. I called before my trip and I was told they really weren't open because it wasn't tourist season yet. But they invited me to come on out. They let me in and let wander all over. Well worth the time and small donation I gave them. Its a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been here 3 time & every time is a Great Experience. I recommend the Alaska Native Heritage Center a must stop if you are in Anchorage.

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Tucson, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed learning about the history of Alaskan natives and how the men passed the long winter hours. Understanding the pecking order of totems was surprising to me as well. One of the better museums representing local history that I have been to around the United States.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stopped here in between the end of our cruise (Whittier) and a side trip to Seward and loved the museum- the interpretive displays, the architecture, the kayaks, and the local youth demonstrating traditional games and sports. Great place.

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This attraction is tucked away a bit. But it showcases the Native Alaskan experience. For us it was a one time visit that we really enjoyed. It will take a couple of hours to do it right.

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I spent about 5 hours and was enthralled by all the things to see and do. the Alabaskan part was brilliant I would defiantly say a A must visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't like to go to museums when I'm on vacation but my wife talked me into visiting the Alaska Native Heritage Center. At first, I wasn't impressed as our tour started off with some nice native artifacts and art work which could have been anywhere. Next, though,we watched a great native dance show put on by some native Alaskan... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a place that I could spend lots of time at. Our family has been here many times and each time is an experience. If you're blessed to be here on a warm, dry day - spend as much time exploring the outside exhibits as possible. They have people at each cultural site that can answer questions and tell... More 

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Seffner, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were camped very near this center. We enjoyed the various dances that the native students put on. Also the huts and homes that the natives constructed to live in in years long ago was very interesting. The artisans work was very beautiful....

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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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