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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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Good cultural taste of Alaska.

The high school students they use for docents and dancers/musicians are excellent young people. Very impressed. worth the price and don't forget to mention AAA for a break on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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sandy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The high school students they use for docents and dancers/musicians are excellent young people. Very impressed. worth the price and don't forget to mention AAA for a break on price of admission.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The perfect day trip! I took the Anchorage free shuttle to this center on one of my "off" days in Alaska - was there for a work event, but had some free time to myself! The heritage center was a lot of fun. It's small, but very interesting. Visitors are able to immerse themselves in four outdoor settlement areas, getting... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

i went here in 2010 by myself on a break day from mission trip stuff. it was absolutely fun and great to learn all about alaska

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We watched a demonstration of native athletic competition that has to be seen to believe. First is the two foot high kick, the idea is to touch or kick the ball suspended by a string and pole. The athlete jumps off the floor using both feet, hits the suspended target with both feet together, and maintains balance upon reaching the... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I live in Alaska and I think this trip is a real bust. The gift shop is nice but nothing you can't find at the Museum or in the shops downtown.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First you get to watch a choreographed different dances representing the different tribe which was awesome especially if your a male. The walk around was neat but it seemed like all the tribes lived the same way which didn't represent the real difference. They also had individual artist out there selling jewelry but that was just so so

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Blythewood, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I envisioned more native life demonstrations along the lines of a recreated village, which this is not. There were local artisans selling their wares, and we saw native dancers and heard the stories of how music and dance were an integral part of native life. There are structures along a trail in back of the center which offer a glimpse... More 

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Sugar Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a fun excursion. The shuttle will take you from the Log Cabin to the Center. If you're in Anchorage without a car, that's a plus. They have live presentations of native heritage. The day we were there we saw dances and games. The various living dwellings are fascinating and the docents are natives who know the stories of... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If this will be your only exposure to native american dwelling it is OK. We found the exhibits to be repetitious and the native guides to be bored, lethargic and not well versed in the exhibits.

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Anchorage, Alaska
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Center is very nice and live demos very interesting. Outside models were nicely done but would have been nice if done as completely traditional "back in the day" re-creations. Great staff although some of the kids working in the village homes seemed less than thrilled to be there.

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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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