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Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

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Must see · Historic Site · Educational Site
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. To visit Alaska Native Heritage Center on your trip to Anchorage, use our Anchorage trip planner.
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  • Wonderful place to stop on our guided tour. Gives you an insight on the heritage of Alaska and what to kind of look for and expect on the rest of the tour.  more »
  • First of all, although the website said that the free shuttle from downtown was not running in 2021, the shuttle does run every hour from the Log Cabin Visitor Center. I was so glad I had the...  more »
  • What a fantastic opportunity as someone from out of state to learn about the different cultures of Alaska! Highly recommend the guided tour of the village sites. Very informative and you cannot get that information just by looking or walking through on your own. I also recommend checking out the indigenous Alaskan artifacts at the Anchorage Museum AFTER visiting here. It pulls everything together.
  • It was cool to learn about the local cultural history and the natives in the area. I think it's a little over priced though for how much there is to see. Still interesting though and we enjoyed our tour. The tour guide wasn't able to answer all of the questions, but he did great overall. Maybe he was just new.

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