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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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

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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Good demonstations and exhibits

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting, cultural attraction, providing information about the many and varied indigenous peoples of Alaska. The presentations on how they lived, their dance and their song offers a great insight into the past. The centre offers outdoor and indoor exhibits, all within an easy walk of each other

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something live happening on stage or along the corridors or out in the buildings of the Centre. Native people are everywhere to demonstrate, explain and act out their heritage, knowledge, dances, arts etc. Plan to spend a long time here as there is much to do and see. And Alaska has many native peoples - all a... More 

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Strathbogie, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arranged from Australia over 6 months in advance to visit this ...what we believe to be an exciting attraction....during September 2016 We were informed the free shuttle was no longer running. We went to the Anchorage Visitors Center to find out more about the attraction and the likely taxi fare cost....After some phone calls from the excellent Visitors Center... More 

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