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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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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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Proud of Their Heritage

This was my last stop on my trip to Alaska and so glad I was able to stop and visit with these wonderful people who are so proud of their heritage and culture. I have a new... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was my last stop on my trip to Alaska and so glad I was able to stop and visit with these wonderful people who are so proud of their heritage and culture. I have a new respect for what they went through over the years and they are definitely a huge part of the history of Alaska.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend visiting the centre. It is very interesting and I would recommend that you allow several hours to experience it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So Glad we went to this first. We spent most of our time in the Smithsonian Hall, a truly stellar multi media exhibit of each major area of the state and the people who are native to the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved hearing how things are made and the intricacies involved! Many native people to explain tradition, history, and lifestyles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum visit consists of several parts. There is an indoor multimedia exhibit that depicts various aspects of the culture of the 5 native Alaskan groups represented in the center. Paired with that is an area showcasing native Alaskan art and artistry, some for sale. There is an area where lectures and dance exhibitions are given on a rotating schedule.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family visited here first on our trip. Great learnings about the native people and the history of Alaska. Demonstrations of the native dances and games was great fun for all of us. Local artists were on site sharing their wares and the stories of the materials and processes they use to make their art. There is a walking tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed seeing the way the natives lived in the early days. We also were there to see them perform dances. Maybe a little expensive but free transportation from the downtown visitor's center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved hearing about the culture of the Indians. Be sure to do the guided tour very informative! If you have time best value to do combo with museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Watched their Olympic Games performance. Never heard about these before as we are from Virginia. Also watched the dancers & had not seen this before either. Toured the grounds & were delighted to see the homes & meeting places. Glad to see that the various tribes are trying had to keep their heritage alive. Bought earrings from the Spirit Lady.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are local Alaskans, and we love this place. ANHC does a fantastic job of teaching about native cultures in a way that shows the pride of the people and the beauty of their way of life. Be sure to get a schedule at the door so you know when the dancing and Native Olympic demonstrations are. Don't miss those.... More 

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