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Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
907 330 8000
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native...
Ranked #5 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining, Antiquing
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The dancing is bright and cheerful completely representing Alaska. The big windows give good light for photos and the seating is comfortable. I enjoyed the crafts for sale and most natives were making their crafts as watched.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Fascinating visit: we are from the UK and had very little idea what a rich history and culture has existed in Alaska for so long. Although it's educational this isn't the kind of place where kids get bored: there's plenty to see and interact with. Like-wise normal folk won't get bored either. The staff are all very helpful and go... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I have been here a few times, and one time may have been during a special event I can't remember. But there were people demonstrating and selling hand made crafts and you could make them as well. The dancing and informational talks are captivating. You won't be disappointed!

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South Fallsburg, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very impressed with the center and how things were displayed. Enjoyed the fact that it was developed and run by the Native people and that their teenagers were the ones giving a lot of the talks and teaching

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

An eye-opening experience! One will learn about different native peoples of Alaska and how they live. Insight into their respect for their families and the wildlife of Alaska could be a lesson for us all. There is also entertainment, a wonderful gift shop, and interesting foods - such as Moose Stew. Should not be overlooked if making a visit to... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Even though I live in Anchorage, I had never been to ANHC until my parents visited in August 2014. We all had a great time! I've seen many Alaskan Native exhibitions before, but the live cultural aspects made ANHC unique. I especially enjoyed the live dance and music presentation. The highlight of the trip for my mom was trying a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The tour guide was very informative and helped get a feel for how people lived in the past in Alaska. The native dancing was OK, Had to be seen, I guess, but very low key

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Palmer, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When people come to visit Anchorage, I always recommend they visit the Native Heritage Center. It's a great place to become acquainted with the stories of Alaska Natives. There are shows of all sorts running continually (dancing, Native Youth Olympics demonstrations, stories, crafts, and more). Not to be missed: the outdoor loop that takes you on a visit of the... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is awesome and should not be missed. Cruise passengers stopping here as one of their excursions only get to stay about an hour. There is so much more to see – it took us 3½ hours and we only left because we knew we had other things we wanted to see. We probably could have... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Experience an overview of the cultural groups in Alaska: Lodging, Storytelling, Song and dance. Have lunch at the Heritage Cafe - a reindeer hotdog! A great place to visit after a tour of Anchorage with Greatland Tours!

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