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Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native games” (55 reviews)
“story telling” (55 reviews)
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8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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Reviewed yesterday

This centre is well laid out and there's plenty to see. Each place of interest on the outside trail had someone there to explain the exhibit and answer questions. We had dinner there, and it was absolutely delicious. We also had an excellent native show...More

Thank Arthur O
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a shuttle bus available with the dual ticket bought at the Anchorage Museum, otherwise it is a bit of a hike to get here. The internal exhibits are a little underwhelming after the museum, but the outdoor exhibits are excellent, and we thoroughly...More

1  Thank scottydoc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place and would 100% recommend. We got to meet Native Americans who talked about their lives within the American and Native cultures. I loved getting to walk through the homes. We also got to see a native dance which was very cool. I felt...More

Thank sjohn63110
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dropped in our way down the highway to Anchorage and I'm so glad we did. As we have travelled we have visited indigenous displays in each area but this centre covers all cultures and especially their dwellings which feature in the outdoor experience. The...More

1  Thank Bukashaus
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a really neat place. All of the employees were well educated on the different tribes and their history. Very educational.

Thank wldct69 .
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This visit was part of our Royal Caribbean Cruise Tour. Very interesting place, especially if you are into Native American culture. Good indoor talks and outdoor displays. On top of that, I added two life birds to my list. Lincoln's Sparrow and Pacific Wren.

Thank BrianClauser
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They are doing great work with the native youth to preserve their culture We liked the games and dance program The native houses were very fun to explore

Thank Retiredbeanctr
Reviewed 6 days ago

really enjoyed the time hiking with my daughter! The area was beautiful and the photos we took turned out great. Not crowded. peaceful. Saw some wildlife and lots of animal tracks.

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The center presents sample dwellings of the five major indigenous groups of Alaska with artifacts at each site. Teenagers will explain each culture. Inside the main building an ongoing program of demonstrations, storytelling, and dance fleshes out your understanding even more. Artisans from various groups...More

Thank Deborah7350
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of first stops on our first visit to Alaska and we really enjoyed getting a good sense of the culture of the natives and the land. They had some people demonstrating the tribal dances and explaining what they meant and more about...More

Thank koleary14
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Are there sled dogs here? if so do they give rides as well? thank you.
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Did not see sled dogs there.
I am planning a visit next week. About how long would you say it takes to visit the Center? For instance, is the average visit 2-3 hours, or is it more of an all-day outing? It will be 2 adults only, no children. Thanks!
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Todd R | Reviewed this property |
The place itself is probably a 2 hr visit with kids. It's a free shuttle from town but takes about 15 min each way.