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Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
907 330 8000
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Ranked #7 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: Arts and crafts, Dining, Antiquing
Owner description: Alaskan native culture is presented through storytelling, dancing, craft-making and simulated, life-sized villages representing each of the five main... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a good way to spend an afternoon learning about native history and housing in Alaska. The students did a good job with their presentations. Also enjoyed some caribou chilli.

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great job by the students explaining the culture and their heritage. It was very interesting seeing the ways they lived and past the time while waiting out the long winters.

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Eugene, OR
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great show I watched featuring Eskimo olympics. Also liked the community houses, most had a well informed guide and interesting cultural items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

If you ever go to Anchorage, you will regret missing this place. Lots of space and a great show. I would definitely go back.

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We spent an afternoon here and enjoyed every minute of it. From the reconstructed village to the interpreters explaining the history and purpose of each building to the shows that were performed by Native dancers in the main building, we were enthralled by the professionalism, the enthusiasm, the knowledge, and the personalities of the Native people who introduced us to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We spent two hours visiting and got a good understanding of the various native groups in Alaska. Some interesting presentations but felt we should have been there on a week-end. Lots of empty tables indicating that at another time there was more going on. Well done though and worth the visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Young people demonstrated traditional "games", which were physical feats, with amazing skill. Dancers and drummers presented native dances with feathers, graceful and expressive. In the native houses around the lake, guides brought the cultures to life telling how the various tribes lived. It was really well done and a very interesting education about the native tribes.

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Negaunee, Michigan, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stopped here about 2 hours before closing. We had heard good things so we decided to pay the entrance fee anyway. We are SO glad we did. It's one of the places in our trip to AK we talk about the most. The outdoor exhibits were unique and informative. The workers did a great job of talking to guests and... More

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We saw native games, kayaks, living quarters, sled dogs and talked with local artists. My wife is a silversmith and she found plenty to admire and buy. Worth the admission. Do it.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited whist we were in Alaska and at first thought it was rather expensive... but it turned out to be outstanding value for money! As soon as we arrived there was a drop in lecture about the native tribes and their regions in Alaska - fascinating. We then stayed for a demonstration of native games (for their own Olympics)... More

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