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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 September 8, 2018 via mobile

Best part is the opportunity to interact with natives. Covers all regions and cultures of Alaskan natives. Not a large museum of its own; take advantage of the performances inside and the exhibits outside. Shuttles to/from downtown.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chuckt709
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Interesting look in life in the village from housing to hunting and the way that all of the natural resources of the land and animals were used.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steven K
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I spent an afternoon here, and I'm so glad I did. There's programming that features Alaska Natives, and tours of the habitats led by Alaska Native youth. The setting is peaceful and a bit off the beaten track, and well worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 60618traveler
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The villages were interesting and much better if you go with a guide, which we did. The people stationed in the houses did not say anything when we started going through them by ourselves. There is a large area in the main building that had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 262StephanieP
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The sites themselves and the building were fascinating and beautiful, however, there was one thing in particular that rubbed me the wrong way. I overheard a supervisor speaking to one of the employees, and he was incredibly rude and condescending not only to the employees...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

I had been looking forward to getting into the Alaskan First Peoples experience in depth. This was superficial and simplistic - and very expensive. Over and over, it emphasized how the peoples respected nature. It said it, but didn't show it in a meaningful way....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

I would definitely make it a point to come here just because of the energy outside. In the back they have a lake surrounded by forest and log cabins. Feeling the energy in that area and in the log cabins was well worth the visit....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Plan a couple hours here (hopefully on a non-rainy day) to wander the entire site and see the full size models of traditional homes for the 5 main native Alaskan groups. Not much available inside the main building--and exhibits were too dark to read. Avoid...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank knittermom
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a must see in Anchorage in my opinion. It educates about the numerous native cultures - their clothing, their houses, their art. It is very accessible, both physically and intellectually. Allow 3 to 4 hours to take it all in.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank singinrich
Reviewed August 26, 2018

First off how go you get here? The center is not walking distance from downtown. IF you choose to go to the Anchorage Museum, you can buy a "Culture Pass" there to get into both places (highly recommended). Save $10 per person, and get a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 24, 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/