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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The center was very enlightening & my tour guide Ben was very knowledgeable. Ben provided some very interesting data and background information. A must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this trip in July for Feb 8th was confirmed by Viator and tour operator Salmon berry tours and pick was confirmed We was picked up on time and was asked by driver why we was going on the tour as no one goes there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank V8LCB
Reviewed November 26, 2018

We stopped here before catching our plane to leave, so this was the last thing we did on our Alaska Adventure. We learned a lot about the 11 tribes that are throughout Alaska. We walked through the path around the lake which shows how the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Many things in Anchorage close after September. Do not visit the center unless you call first. We found that many of the places listed on the website as open today or not actually open.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed listening and having the Alaskan heritage explained and shown to us! Even saw a moose on the way in!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Me and my friend went to this place to see the Alaskan heritage, but unfortunately it was disappointing experience, there was no guides in most of the cottages to explain to us what we see in them and no noticeboard in the cottages to explain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank flona98
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful museum with an interesting collection. They have replicas of native housing located around the lake and each house has representatives from the tribes explains the lodging and other details. There was a native dance performance while we were there as well as people selling...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PittsburghBambi
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I took the trolley from downtown Anchorage to the museum. There are a few artifacts and signs to read inside, but the real gems are the outdoor displays and demonstrations. I recommend a guided tour. The guides tell you about themselves and their tribe before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank familyvisit830
Reviewed September 30, 2018

You absolutely must go here. It is an excellent demonstration of the native groups of Alaska. The student dances and display of events in their Olympics was fantastic! We have been here twice - and spent an entire day - enjoying every minute.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shirleymWV
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Our whole family, from grandparents to grandsons, enjoyed our visit to the Native Heritage Center. There is a large, indoor pavilion where we enjoyed young people demonstrate native Alaskan games. Later, we were able to watch a demonstration of a contest between young adults which...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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/