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Alaska Native Heritage Center

1,621 Reviews

Alaska Native Heritage Center

1,621 Reviews
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James B wrote a review Sep 2020
12 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I visited the Native Heritage Center on 9/12/2020. The dance group was good. To me, the best thing about the dance presentation was the information given between selections. Note: these are not professional dancers. Most members of the group are teenagers who are learning about their heritage, and they do a great job. The tour of the native dwellings was the highlight of our visit. Our guides were a pair of teenagers, but their presentation and their knowledge of the subject rivaled that of the best teachers I've seen in my life (I spent 40 years as a teacher in public and private education). We visited the artifact displays inside the building after touring the dwellings outside. I really recommend that others do the same because the information I got on the tour made the displays far more meaningful. I would certainly recommend a visit to the Alaskan Native Heritage Center to anyone who is visiting Anchorage and who is interested in the history of Alaska.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Karen R wrote a review Aug 2020
Austin, Texas29 contributions2 helpful votes
I was glad the museum was open, using all safeguards. I enjoyed the dancing, storytelling and demonstration of native games. The examples of various types of housing and tour about different communities was interesting. Finally, they have some exhibits and films that add to your understanding of the diversity of cultures in the area. A terrific way to spend a rainy day!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Marc M wrote a review Jul 2020
Alaska29 contributions4 helpful votes
Well worth the stop. All the guide are native Alaska young adults from different tribes and cultures, so you get a lot of fist hand knowledge and experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Jenny D wrote a review Jun 2020
Anchorage, Alaska6 contributions2 helpful votes
I take most of my visitors here since it’s a great way to learn about Alaska. Very unique museum and beautiful outdoors too. Love the traditional dances.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Nancy T wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Museum offered exhibits on various village sites. Interesting to see and there were ongoing demonstrations of various art forms at the Gathering Place.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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