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Alaska Native Heritage Center

8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“native games” (56 reviews)
“young people” (73 reviews)
“story telling” (58 reviews)
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8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504-6100
+1 907-330-8000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting to hear and see the history - loved the story telling that was giving in the beginning. $24.95 fee - many coupons around Northern Lights or Tour Guide Books for 1/2 price. Easy can take couple hours or more to enjoy the whole attraction!...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed yesterday

Great exhibits, dance, and crafts. Get away from the tourist environment and learn about life of the native peoples of Alaska.

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We listened to a story teller, saw two boys do Alaskan athletic events, and a group of teenagers do some native dances (hulas with fur on). There are several outbuildings which depict the way native Alaskans lived. The interns in the buildings didn't seem to...More

1  Thank Maelrarny
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the information that they shared about their cultures. There were 4 main areas with people to explain what happened when they lived there and how they lived. I loved how one tribe killed bothersome polar bears. They took baleen, sharpened it, wound...More

Thank Cath1275
Reviewed 4 days ago

Any visitor to Alaska would gain a lot of information about it's native people by visiting this heritage center. The authentic displays, structures and guides are excellent and we learned a lot that we did not know.

Thank gaterp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see for anyone who wants to understand and learn more about the native people of Alaska. They are so much more than "Eskimos". The daily presentations provide insight into the native culture for games, dances, to the different tribes of Alaska....More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the free shuttle from downtown. Saw a Moose with two calves on the entrance drive guess it hangs out in the area so be on the lookout for picture opportunities. The center was well done with pictures, displays and items from the Alaskan native...More

1  Thank Travelmanics
Reviewed 1 week ago

We throughly enjoyed our visit here. They had a mini village set up around a pond depicting six indigenous dwellings. There were interpreters in each dwelling who shared knowledge of their peoples and their ways of life. There were also many performances in the Gathering...More

Thank SwissArmyMom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The center combines both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Indoor, in addition to the exhibits, are fascinating cultural presentations. Outdoor are various structures representing different locations/groups across Alaska and their way of life, and each structure has an attendant able to answer questions about the structure....More

1  Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed with the respect shown for the native heritage acknowledged throughout our visit to Alaska, and this museum was no exception.

Thank Bill A
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
Did not see sled dogs there.
Dan S
8 May 2017|
Response from bonnierdh |
according to their website which I was just looking at, yes. To get a full schedule of activities, presentations, go to their website.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Todd R | Reviewed this property |
The place itself is probably a 2 hr visit with kids. It's a free shuttle from town but takes about 15 min each way.