Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage
About Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage
Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504, United States
Ticket Price: 25 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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This is essentially a cultural and educational venture designed to teach Alaskans and tourists alike what it is like to be a Native American in Alaska. The facility is 10 miles from downtown anchorage, and covers 26 forested acres. Visitors are treated to a tightly scheduled whirlwind of activity, flawlessly executed each and every time – these are the Introduction, the Dance, the Storytelling and the Games. The main facilities include:
- Theatre: This is where the introduction happens.
- The Gathering Place: The dancing and storytelling happens here.
- The Hall of Cultures: You learn about Athabaskan people, Eyak people, Tlingit people, Haida people, Tsimshian people, Unangax people (Aleut), Alutiiq people, Yup'ik, Cup'ik, Siberian Yupik, and Inupiaq. Craft activities for children included.
Outside, you can walk among life sized Native American dwellings around the spectacular Lake Tiulana. Make sure to take photographs at the Inupiaq site.
Alaska Native Heritage Center Information
- Parking is free here.
Alaska Native Heritage Center Ticket Prices
- Seniors/Military - $21.15
- Children - $16.95 (Ages 7-16)
- Free for children six and younger.
How To reach Alaska Native Heritage Center by Public Transport
- By rented car from city centre.
Restaurants Near Alaska Native Heritage Center
- The Heritage Cafe
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Very interesting and knowledgeable workers there. The dancing and singing was awesome! The replicas of the houses they lived in were very cool too, it's like you're stepping into the past and walking into their world. I recommend the guided tour, just cause you learn so much more. My guide was Austin and he was great. He like the rest of the workers there are so happy to be part of sharing and informing everyone. Everyone did a great job!
Sorry we did not allow for more time here--they shooed us out at closing time. Impressive exhibits both indoors and outside. Very interesting presentations by natives at frequent intervals. We enjoyed the drumming and dancing, as well as storytelling. Allow a full day.
Alaska native heritage center is one of the best museums to go to in anchorage. They have a lot of interactive presentations to teach you more about the culture. As well as having houses, fish wheels, caches, etc from each major tribe in Alaska. It's the best way to learn about each tribe. Definitely recommend going.
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!
What a great place. Great speakers and cultural presentations, artifact displays. A day well spent.
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