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Alaska Native Heritage Center

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Took the organised trolley bus to this place. Quite interesting but not spectacular. Not much to see or do in the main building. Some exhibits and live native Alaskan music and dance. Best part of the attraction is the various native Alaskan houses dotted around...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide Dustin was fantastic! He really cares about his Alaskan heritage and is so happy to share his knowledge. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a great start to your trip as I saw several things along the way and thought oh Dustin told...More

Thank LindaP12
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an amazing place to learn about the different native Alaskan cultures. We especially enjoyed the athletic demonstrations, truly an impressive display of strength and balance. We also enjoyed the dancers, who told stories with their arm and hand movements. Their feet stood still...More

Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worthwhile place to spend a couple of hours. Nice exhibits indoors and out. Learned a lot about native culture.

Thank DaveMinneapolis
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting & educational. We enjoyed getting to see the dance performances & getting to touch the exhibits. The biggest con was that they had students in every enclosure to answer questions. Some of them were friendly & helpful, but a couple of them...More

1  Thank nerneston
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see dwellings of Native Alaskans constructed on site. JR was our village tour guide who was informative and passionate of his heritage. we got to see games that they play. Exhibits can be improved. Timing of interactions, events may also be improved...More

Thank 808Sunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Heritage Centre is a deserving stop but don't expect many artifact displays. The attraction here is meeting the artists that regularly sell their works of art and the story tellers who occasionally take the stage to recount the history and culture of the local...More

Thank KluaneLake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience, learning about the history of Alaska's indigenous people. Well presented exhibits with many young staff who were able to talk with authority and pride about their people's past.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learnt a lot about the Alaskan natives, so interesting. It is a large centre and you could spend 3- 4 hrs here. We particularly enjoyed the native dancers

Thank 53Tiger14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing heritage centre and we learned so much in the short time we had to visit the area. It was such a privilege to hear the stories and watch the dancers. The outside dwellings were extremely interesting and having the young guides...More

Thank Kaye W
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May 24, 2018|
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September 28, 2017|
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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
May 30, 2017|
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Response from karynlcarter | Reviewed this property |
No you have to go to andriod museum. Awesome. it's all there/