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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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A great stop for visitors

If you want to learn about Alaska Native Cultures this is the best source in the State. You will learn lots of facts and meet young adults who grew up in the different villages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Homer, Alaska

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Homer, Alaska
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn about Alaska Native Cultures this is the best source in the State. You will learn lots of facts and meet young adults who grew up in the different villages.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Heritage center is outside the city, located in north east Anchorage, about 10 minutes from downtown Anchorage. If you want to learn history of all the different tribes that originated in Alaska this would be the place in Anchorage We're apparently too late, they're about to closed. If you get here on time you'll able to see Alaska Native... More 

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Copley, Ohio
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction gives much information about the native people of Alaska. It is dimly lit with some exhibits hard to read, however. The gift shop is expensive, but some natives were selling items outside that were beautiful and reasonably priced. The outdoor portion of the Center, offers the opportunity to walk through different native dwellings specific to the different Alaskan... More 

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1 Thank retiredteacher30
Evansdale, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Another activity that I received a discount admission too that would have been worth full price anytime.It was very educational and at the same time entertaining. It helps if you are a bit of a history buff as I am.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Of course we saw the glaciers while visiting Alaska and those were totally amazing ~ but my kids and I agreed that the tour of this Native Alaskan Heritage Center was one of our favorite experiences. We loved that the houses were not just small replicas but lifesized or at least a partially life sized replica of the real thing.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Alaska is a large land. The Native People lived in all areas of this large land and needed a variety of skills to succeed. The Heritage Center is a place where you can feel that you have lived alongside them for a part of the year. Their traditions, their soft voices, and their mannerisms are all apparent to the person... More 

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2 Thank michaelfU8928UH
Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I always recommend family and friends visit the Heritage Center, esp if they are going to be limited in their travel around the state. I think it gives a great overview of the major Alaskan Native groups.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an excellent rainy day activity. If you want to take the family for a half-day adventure, then this is a great place to go. Also, don't miss out on the fish hatchery which is not too far from there. Personally, I prefer the museum, but the older folks seem to really enjoy this place. It is very spacious,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In November we attended the Inter Tribal Gathering at the Alaska Native Heritage Center and had a fantastic time. Native peoples from all over Alaska and beyond attended the gathering there were young children, families, and elders. Beautiful garments were worn by almost everyone, stories were told, prayers were said, and everyone seemed to know at least one dance. It... More 

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rotherham,england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Though I've put very good and interesting at could have been a lot better because in our opinion it seems abit unkempt and run down,and we thought a touch on the expensive side.The staff though pleasant and knowledgeable seemed slightly disinterested,but it's worth a visit if you are going to Anchorage.

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