Alaska Native Heritage Center

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  • Address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504, United States, 99504
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9073308000
  • Fax: +1-9073308030
  • Ticket Price: 25 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

Alaska Native Heritage Center - Review

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

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  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504, United States, 99504
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Contact Number: +1-9073308000
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center Price: 25 USD
  • Best time to visit Alaska Native Heritage Center(preferred time): 09:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Alaska Native Heritage Center: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Native Heritage Center in their plan

  • 66.6% of people start their Alaska Native Heritage Center visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Alaska Native Heritage Center

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alaska Native Heritage Center

People normally club together Eagle River Nature Center and Alaska Zoo while planning their visit to Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage Reviews

  • Wow, what a great place to visit! My only regret was not arriving earlier that day, as we were there for 4 hours up until the time they closed at 5pm, but could have easily spent more time there. The dwellings on the property were a lot of fun to walk through, and I loved all of the tools and animal pelts that you could touch inside of them. I also loved all of the storytelling, music, and dancing in The Gathering Place. I will definitely come back here again the next time I'm in Anchorage!

  • My wife and I absolutely loved our visit to the Heritage Center. The staff were very welcoming and eager to share their incredible knowledge of Native Alaskan culture. The frequent demonstrations helped make the experience engaging, especially the dance demonstrations. The grounds are a must see with five different Native Alaskan structure replicas. Inside each was a guide who shared more information about the engineering and artifacts inside. There are plenty of local crafts for purchase, in some cases from the artist themselves. We easily spent several hours here and could have stayed even longer!

  • Excellent facility. Interesting overview of each Native Alaska group. The games and dance demonstrations were entertaining and enlightening. One item I would suggest be covered more clearly is modern day lifestyles, economics, interaction with non Native Alaskans and the function of the Corporations. Worth the visit.

  • A good way to see more information about Alaskan First Peoples. The talks movies and dance presentations are very good. The exhibit on lodging and items used on a daily basis seem a bit worn and incomplete. Well worth a visit if you have some extra time. You can either drive to the location or take a shuttle from the Anchorage Museum downtown

  • Great experience. Senior admission is a good deal. About half your time will be outside moving between buildings,better not in the rain but will work. Excellent programming.

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