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The Alaska Native Medical Center

Address: 4000 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone Number: 907-729-1900
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Ranked #28 of 155 things to do in Anchorage
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Los Angeles, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
79 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The gift shop is excellent. But do not forget to look around on the walls. The native art is amazing. Every wall had something interesting to admire. Just go slow and look around.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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206 reviews 206 reviews
79 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to the Alaska Native Medical Center in search of authentic Alaskan items. It did not disappoint. Some items were very expensive and others more reasonably priced. Good selection and friendly people.

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Madison, WI
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Reviews here led us to this beautiful modern medical facility dedicated to serving Alaska's native peoples. It's worth the trip to the outskirts of town to see the resources Alaska is devoting to provide this care. The gift shop, staffed by volunteers, is located off the lobby of the main hospital building and proceeds benefit the facility. Stock continually varies... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I spent a month at the medical center for school and was told that it was THE place to buy authentic native-made art. Lots of gifts shops downtown have Alaskan-made crafts among the usual touristy junk, but I felt I could trust everything in this shop is truly native-made. The shop employees were very nice and knowledgeable about the pieces... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews 147 reviews
61 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is Not a review of the Medical Center! It is a beautiful facility from what little I saw of it. And I am glad it exists. And.... The Alaska Native Medical Center Gift Shop is absolutely the best place to find amazing Native arts and crafts at a great price in the Anchorage metro area! And one of the... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Friends of mine had suggested checking out the Native Medical Center as a place to view a great collection of art and also as a great place to purchase some art as well. The hospital Auxiliary operates a small gift shop jam packed with tons of lively art at fair and reasonable prices. The staff were very knowledgable about the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On our first afternoon in Alaska we made our way to the Alaskan Native Medical Center (a tip from a friend) and I am so glad we did! The display of native art is truly wonderful! Better than anything we saw during the rest of our two weeks in Alaska. Take the elevator to the 5th floor and work your... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Located in a hospital gift shop run by all volunteers, all profits to charity. Wonderful selection of fine items and art worthy local crafts. Whalebone and walrus tusk carvings, scrimshaw, Indian totems and masks. Can't compare pricing, but the cause behind the shop is worth a 15 minute ride from downtown to visit. They don't advertise and had never heard... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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171 reviews 171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

A local native carver told us about this place. The gift shop is a non-profit that sells native arts and crafts for less than you will find elsewhere. The take cash only and are only open about 4-5 hours in the middle of the day but the selection of items was vast and the workmanship very good. And you are... More 

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Chevy Chase
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

You simply must go here if you want to see beautiful native art, fantastically well displayed. Also, you can buy exquisite carvings for very reasonable prices and know that the artists and their communities are compensated for the work. Nothing comparable in quality and value elsewhere. This was my favorite place on our Alaska trip.

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