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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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Address: 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
Phone Number: +1 907-330-8000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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

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Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We had a lovely time visiting the museum. All exhibits are outside, it was great to walk around on a nice sunny day learning about Alaskas native cultures day to day lives . We enjoyed going into the recreated homes and spaces to see differences between each geographical regions and cultures. We did not sit down for performances but we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Very interesting, especially the walk outside. However, after Labor Day the inside is poorly lit and no docents or live performances. It is free then though.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Alaska Native Heritage Center is not simply a museum, but also, and perhaps most importantly, an educational center for Alaskan Natives and others who want to learn about the huge diversity of native cultural groups in Alaska. As you walk in, you see in front of you a large, circular, sunken gathering place, where demonstrations constantly rotate - dancing, songs,... More 

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