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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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The staff is knowledgeable about the native culture and interactive with the visitors. I loved the outside lodge homes that were culturally appropriate for the tribe. Singing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Josie A
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The staff is knowledgeable about the native culture and interactive with the visitors. I loved the outside lodge homes that were culturally appropriate for the tribe. Singing native group is wonderful.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The demonstrations [performances] were inside and the young people were very good at their skills. Outdoors, walking among the village around the lake is staffed by the members of the various tribes. Very knowledgeable young people who entertained all questions! How the tribes adapted and thrived, alone and together was very well presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the artisans on site... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wasn't excited to see there was not the actual homes of the natives although the staff were very nice talking with. Quiet place surrounded by water that has mosquitos every place.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Demonstrations, exhibits, videos all helpful. We spent the whole day there. Initial tour gives a good perspective. Enjoyed the dog sled ride.

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Kenai, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Not a good value for an out of state visitor. High priced and not so much to see. The young people are nice and committed to their heritage, but the spend to much time panning for contributions.

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Naples, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Learned so much during our visit. While walking around the lake ask the people at each 'village'. You will learn about each tribe or clan. Enjoy the demonstration at the center. Also my wife wasn't interested in the movies. But before leaving, I convinced her to watch. it turns out there are 5 half hour fims. Watch them all if... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A dedicated group of performers and staff operate this wonderful facility that brings the native cultures of Anchorage and the rest of the state to life. Exploring the buildings that represent each culture is truly incredible and hands on demonstrations by artists are happening daily.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Skip this attraction. We expected something like the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii. Instead it was overgrown with vegetation and there was little to see. It had a traditional house for each tribe. The workers would answer questions but you felt like you were bothering them. The game demo was the highlight. Not worth $25 a person. They have a... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The best place to learn about the Native cultures. Self-paced learning. The teens that were at each station were a wealth of knowledge regarding their heritage and their culture. We learned so much. They were open to all kinds of questions. Not the type of activity for very young children.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great family outing. Very educational. Friendly, informed staff. Life sized models of various indigenous homes are part of the tour...yes, you can enter them. On-site artists are happy to share their knowledge.

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Additional Information about Alaska Native Heritage Center

Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
Phone Number: 907 330 8000
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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