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Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

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This visitor center is a must-do if you are in Kotzebue. Whether you are a weathered NPS visitor... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Warrenville, IL
Great museum, professional staff

Hosted a public meeting at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center. There is a great museum, with... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Kenneth B
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171 Third Avenue, Kotzebue, AK 99752
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This visitor center is a must-do if you are in Kotzebue. Whether you are a weathered NPS visitor, or in town for a different reason - learning about the protected lands in the arctic is a valuable experience. There are bathrooms and drinking fountains available....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Hosted a public meeting at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center. There is a great museum, with neat, modern displays. The meeting room is spacious and well equipped. And the National Parks staff is friendly and engaging. A must-see in Kotzebue.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed November 30, 2017

This continues to be one of my favorite places to visit in Kotzebue. In addition to learning about the history of the Northwest, the staff (you must meet Linda!) are incredibly kind and knowledgable. We stopped by twice this last visit and had the privilege...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lizette G
Reviewed September 10, 2017

The Heritage Center has information about the local culture and films you can view. On Wednesday nights they show an hour long film which we missed due to our plane being late but I understand it's very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Melinda39
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Does an excellent job of summarizing the natural and human history of the region and serves as a perfect information starting point for those planning to head in the national parks and the back country!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rainbirdmuse
Reviewed July 20, 2017

The National Park Service operates a very good and informative center. We enjoyed learning about the culture of the native people, the natural tundra and wildlife of the area. It's an easy walk from the hotel in Kotzebue.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank John N
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

I traveled to Kotzebue specifically to visit nearby National Park Service lands (Kobuk Valley, Koyukuk, Cape Krusenstern) and began my odyssey by stopping in at the Northwest Alaska Heritage Center for orientation. In typical NPS fashion I was greeted with a smile and offered an...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

We stop at the heritage center every time we go through Kotzebue. Our 5 and 3 year old always love to go and see the exhibits. Located a 2 minute walk from the airport. I usually like to check through the selection of books and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Brett P
Reviewed May 19, 2017

A trip to the visitors' center before venturing into a new national park is always a good idea. Visiting Alaska's remote national parks is not different. The Northwest Arctic Heritage Center, a few feet from where you landed with Alaska Air, offers a fascinating introduction...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Randy L
Reviewed November 17, 2016

I visited the center to learn about medicinal plants in the Arctic. In the center I looked at native artifacts and animals that live in various places in the arctic. It was a very interesting and insightful experience. I would recommend visiting next time you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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