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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99506
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+1 907-330-8000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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So much to learn, presented by Alaskan natives. A must see place to spend a day. Bring lunch or eat at the small cafe. Dancing, singing, story telling, historical movies... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to learn, presented by Alaskan natives. A must see place to spend a day. Bring lunch or eat at the small cafe. Dancing, singing, story telling, historical movies, structures that represent the homes/ culture of native Alaskans. Exhibits of Artisans work. Open during the summer.

Thank Wendymrec
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great "museum" to take school age kids to. They have some indoor exhibits but the best part is the outdoor area where they have built a dwelling of each of the native tribes of Alaska. You can go inside a log-cabin-type structure (southeastern Alaska) and then see a hobbit-like hole dug out of the side of a... More 

Thank bethey85
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last July but wanted everyone interested to know this is a good visit. We paid a moderate fee to get in. You are offered a discount ticket to the downtown museum also, so we took advantage of that offer. The people showing us native culture dance, games, music were all fun to watch. It was good to see... More 

Thank CoachSr
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Got to learn about native customs and how they survived in Alaska. It was rainy that day and they provided free ponchos. It was interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Alaska no need tell much more ...coz it well known & tour lovers loving & dream place . It's calm quite place everywhere. Like to visit der more

Thank Hajishahul
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were treated to a native story telling and performance by the local high school kids and a narrated personal history of an elder.Inside there are native outfits on display galleries and artists plying their skills with a cafe and souvenir shop. Outside the area has been set up around a lake as a community with traditional huts,meeting houses,canoes,totems etc.Well... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We did not have a lot of time for exploring the Heritage Center but what we saw was very interesting and informative. We watched a demonstration of native games and a native dance performance. We walked around the lake to visit 6 sites set up to represent native villages from different parts of the state. We had previously visited villages... More 

Thank avidNHtraveler
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place is well organised and has lots of information about First Nation tribes throughout Alaska. You get to see examples of their buildings and how they lived their lives. Visits should be on sunny days during warmer periods as the exhibits are distributed around the area. Well worth going to.

Thank Clive M
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Worth the visit. gives you perspective as to how the Alaskan Natives survived the harsh winters and our concept of living in an igloo.

Thank drpharm
The Entrance, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Better than was expecting. Nice to see the way different First Nation tribes lived and interacted. The dance group was good. Good wandering around the grounds and the cafe is quite nice as well.

Thank Steven R

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