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Alaska Native Heritage Center

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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.
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8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

It was a rainy day but that did not stop us from enjoying our visit to the heritage center. We spent about 2 1/2 hours at the center watching and learning about the dances, songs and a game before taking the tour around the very...More

Thank travelingjodi
Reviewed 16 August 2018

No doubt not having much to see, but the narration given by the guide, Chloe, and the short documentaries shown, it does give me an idea how the natives way of life. Pretty interesting. Understand that is center is closed during winter and only the...More

Thank Canny SL T
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I visited in May 2017 (the dates below don't go back that far)and found this to be a very rewarding experience. Both the indoor and outdoor displays were very well done and I loved that they brought in local young people to explain their own...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Nice museum with lots of interaction and learning. There was a native games and dancing demonstration while we were there that were very informative. There is an outdoor area where you can walk around to different building and someone is in each one to explain...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This Heritage Center is awfully expensive for what it is but the monies to go to native Alaskan youth culture programs so that takes some of the sting away. The indoor museum is so dark you wonder if it is open and it is hard...More

Thank Kwad1
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Not the biggest cultural center out there, but well done for its size. Young adults are brought in to explain the different displays and exhibits helping to tie the Native culture to the next generation. When we came into the lobby we could here a...More

Thank kyrg01
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Nice outdoor and indoor exhibits. Really done well to give you a sense of how the first inhabitants of this state lived. From these on the island chain to the mainland Alaska. We were able to hear and watch native adults and teens discuss their...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Heritage Center is just outside of Anchorage a quick drive from the city center. Admission is on par with any other city museum but the scheduled guided tours make the experience worth the price. Around the central pond are recreations of a typical native...More

Thank MarkS7093
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We learned so much here. Beautiful facility inside and out a great way to learn about Natives heritage in Alaska

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Good introduction to the various tribes, Native Alaskan culture and history. Staff offer interesting insights. Recommend that one takes the tour.

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24 May 2018|
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Response from AlanD1595 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ong. Yes I believe this is so. Many places close over the winter months. Hope this helps
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Response from karynlcarter | Reviewed this property |
No you have to go to andriod museum. Awesome. it's all there/