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Alaska Native Heritage Center

Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
Phone Number: 907 330 8000
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$49*
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Anchorage City Tour with Optional Alaska Native...
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Ranked #6 of 107 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining, Antiquing
Owner description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining, Antiquing
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Amsterdam
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This first nations heritage centre is first rate - the best we visited in Alaska with excellent, authentic models, a truly authentic village that made us think we could be actually living there in days of old, superb dance and drum concert, first rate artifact and crafts demonstrations and exhibitions, and a lovely souvenir shop that meets all needs in... More 

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A pleasant uncrowded place to get a taste of native Alaska peoples and customs.. Nice building and outside areas with traditional native lodges. Native dances are performed in the main building.

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Wichita, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We enjoyed this museum because of the great displays and explanations that accompanied them. We have been more than once and would go back again.

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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