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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: Antiquing, Arts and crafts, Dining
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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A contemporary setting for ancient culture. Staff was especially pleasant and knowledgeable, with demonstrations of basket weaving, dancing, singing and other aspects of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A contemporary setting for ancient culture. Staff was especially pleasant and knowledgeable, with demonstrations of basket weaving, dancing, singing and other aspects of the ongoing life of the first nations people. Gift shop and cafe.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We really have enjoyed our visits here. We have been here several times over the years and enjoy it just as much each time. The native dancers were at treat to watch. Outside has many different sites to see. Lots of things to see and do. I'm sure we will be back again. Always a fun day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You can easily take the shuttle from downtown or drive yourself. This place is amazing. I have been multiple times and every time just love it. The dances are only preformed at certain times to call ahead to make sure that you don't miss them. If you can get a private tour it's worth the money. The people that do... More 

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Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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