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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 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.

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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!

Thank M9414VNandrewh
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

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

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

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.

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

Thank johnandnancysolovei
Reviewed September 23, 2018 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 September 21, 2018

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 September 20, 2018

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

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May 24, 2018|
Response from Kristen S |
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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/