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

About Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

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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  • 73.43% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Native Heritage Center in their plan

  • 66.73% 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

  • We were fortunate to be there during a tribal gathering event in February. It was the Intertribal Gathering and was one of the most spiritual and compassionate events we saw while in the area. The people were genuine and enthusiastic about their cultures and local arts. The performances on stage were also interactive and all were invited to participate at certain times. The children in the audience wanted to help most of the times. :) It was all beautiful.

  • Beautiful Space + Great For All Ages I have attended multiple events at the ANHC as well as visited the grounds during center hours; it is always a welcoming and beautifully kept space. From walking around the lake/pond viewing the various living situations of Alaska's first people, to touring the inside exhibits, there is something for everyone at every age. I highly recommend this space for private parties, or simply as something to do during the day with visitors or just yourself!

  • Absolutely gorgeous place to take your family, friends, I've gone with coworkers and recommend it to tourists from all over the world. No better institute for furthering our unquenchable thirst for knowledge of the diverse and rich cultures that I am proud to be a descendant of. Beautiful grounds that showcase various housing units, vegetation used throughout our history for medicinal purposes and diet. Highly knowledgeable staff that are always friendly, professional and full of answers to questions. Priceless videos, pictures and handcrafted artwork to feast one's eye upon. Always a pleasure to be able to attend events, such as those of dancers from any number of the state's tribes perform, or especially when traditional regalia and foods are present. A highly recommend you check out the Heritage Center, whether or not you're Alaskan or American Native, whether or not you're from Alaska or even the states.

  • Great place to go. Its very family friendly and is also very educational. It's really a beautiful place.

  • Nice place. Very informative. Great place to learn about the native Alaskans and different tribes. You can learn about their lives and different parts of Alaska where they originally were from. The dance performances were OK, but try to do the guided tour with the free guide/staff inside as opposed to exploring on your own.

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