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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native games” (56 reviews)
“young people” (73 reviews)
“story telling” (58 reviews)
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8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely couple hours here. There's indoor and outdoor exhibitions (dwellings). At the outdoor ones there are museum employees explaining things, which I really liked. The two things that stood out were the narrated dance performance by First Nation youth and a story...More

Thank kicsinike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place on the last day of our 8-day trip to Alaska. You can spend a solid half day here to really learn about the culture of the various Alaskan communities that lived in the area. The center is really very well kept....More

Thank Subhechhu S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The performances are really good. Songs and dances in native languages. The theater showed a movie on native Alaskans sports very nice. The rest of the tour is guided and walk around various sites showing their way of live.

Thank Mallika D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this cultural center very interesting, but was surprised that the artifacts were not authentic, but reproductions by artists. I enjoyed the programs and the tours led by Native Alaskans. I especially liked touring the different habitations and seeing how the Alaskans adapted to...More

Thank crocHuntress
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours here on a free day in Anchorage. The museum displays and the village mockups on the grounds were fascinating. The stage presentation on native dance routines and regalia was extremely informative and interesting. Well worth a visit.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I honor indigenous peoples everywhere and this center does a great job of education. It is amazing how they lived in such a wild and often dangerous environment. But for them it is home.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had been here nearly 17 years ago...about the time it opened. We were on a cruise in late September, and it was basically shutdown for the season, so we took the opportunity to see what we had missed. The first thing...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good stop seeing some of the wildlife that need a little human intervention. Flat surfaces, but rocky to walk around... can get a courtesy vehicle if immoble

Thank Jennie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favor and take some time to visit this museum. There is much to learn about the native Alaskan tribes and their history. Enjoyed the demonstrations on native games and also seeing the different housing used by the different tribes. Could have spent...More

Thank FREEquentFlyer66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed getting a good sense of the culture of the natives in the Center. It has a broad range of programs about the cultural heritage and history of the various native groups that make Alaska their home.  If you  attended the live presentations...More

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May 30, 2017|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Did not see sled dogs there.
Dan S
May 7, 2017|
Response from bonnierdh |
according to their website which I was just looking at, yes. To get a full schedule of activities, presentations, go to their website.
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.