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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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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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8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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Reviewed yesterday

Worthwhile place to spend a couple of hours. Nice exhibits indoors and out. Learned a lot about native culture.

Thank DaveMinneapolis
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was interesting & educational. We enjoyed getting to see the dance performances & getting to touch the exhibits. The biggest con was that they had students in every enclosure to answer questions. Some of them were friendly & helpful, but a couple of them...More

Thank nerneston
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to see dwellings of Native Alaskans constructed on site. JR was our village tour guide who was informative and passionate of his heritage. we got to see games that they play. Exhibits can be improved. Timing of interactions, events may also be improved...More

Thank 808Sunshine
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Heritage Centre is a deserving stop but don't expect many artifact displays. The attraction here is meeting the artists that regularly sell their works of art and the story tellers who occasionally take the stage to recount the history and culture of the local...More

Thank KluaneLake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience, learning about the history of Alaska's indigenous people. Well presented exhibits with many young staff who were able to talk with authority and pride about their people's past.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learnt a lot about the Alaskan natives, so interesting. It is a large centre and you could spend 3- 4 hrs here. We particularly enjoyed the native dancers

Thank 53Tiger14
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing heritage centre and we learned so much in the short time we had to visit the area. It was such a privilege to hear the stories and watch the dancers. The outside dwellings were extremely interesting and having the young guides...More

Thank Kaye W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best part is the opportunity to interact with natives. Covers all regions and cultures of Alaskan natives. Not a large museum of its own; take advantage of the performances inside and the exhibits outside. Shuttles to/from downtown.

Thank Chuck T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting look in life in the village from housing to hunting and the way that all of the natural resources of the land and animals were used.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an afternoon here, and I'm so glad I did. There's programming that features Alaska Natives, and tours of the habitats led by Alaska Native youth. The setting is peaceful and a bit off the beaten track, and well worth the trip.

Thank 60618traveler
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May 24, 2018|
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Response from AlanD1595 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ong. Yes I believe this is so. Many places close over the winter months. Hope this helps
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Response from karynlcarter | Reviewed this property |
No you have to go to andriod museum. Awesome. it's all there/