Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Anchorage
See life-sized simulated villages, native dances and arts, and immerse yourself in Alaskan culture, at Alaska Native Heritage Center. Tour exhibits that showcase totems, animal bones, clothes, boats, sleighs, and weapons. Visit the theater, the hall of cultures, and the gathering area, where activities and demonstrations take place. The village structures introduce you to the daily lives of the Alaskan people, and the surrounding wooded area represents the most typical climate and setting. Check out the cafe at the site, which has Alaska-inspired food like the reindeer hot dog. Plan to see Alaska Native Heritage Center and other attractions that appeal to you using our Anchorage trip generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I visited the Alaska Native Heritage Center with my family, including my two young grandsons, ages 3 and 5. We walked through the outdoor exhibits of six different tribal homes and learned about the l...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    The reasonably priced combo ticket took us to the ANHC. A shuttle from the Anchorage Museum gets you there in about 15 minutes. There are native Alaskans working on their crafts inside the building. T...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We visited the center for a couple hours with our tour group. We had a good visit. We found the inside displays worth a short visit, but felt the highlights were the performances and outdoor area. We ...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    This is a really great place to experience the amazing variety of cultures that exist in Alaska. They exhibits indoors and out are educational and interesting, but the people are really the highlight. The artisans are incredible and I wish I could have purchased something from each of them, just talking with them about their art and understanding the materials they use and the reasons for their art was a great experience. Don't miss the presentations in the main hall, the dancers we're excellent and the games and sports presentation was out of this world. This place is well worth a visit!
  • June 18, 2017
    It was wonderful nice staff and a whole new world of information about the true Alaskan cultures. The art tables were manned by the artists and beautiful crafts. The museum was full of heratige pieces to view as well as outdoor grounds where the home structures you walked threw.
  • June 25, 2017
    Tons of great information. The dance demonstration was awesome. All of the staff is knowledgable and friendly. Great place to get truly Alaskan made souvenirs.
  • July 2, 2017
    A Very informatics and positive experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking knowledge about our Native American people.
  • June 23, 2017
    They're very knowledgeable about the Alaskian native heritage, the price was expensive though. For an adult and 2 kids it $54. The cafe made us leery because they were taking product to serve out of a ice chest... but looked like they had a fridge behind it... the wait took forever. The outside area was beautiful. I'd go back only for that... lol

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