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Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Anchorage
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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  • It was so interesting and we learned a lot about the Native Culture of Alaska during our visit! It is very different from the Native Cultures of the "more southern areas"(housing, food, dances and so....  more »
  • Great experience. Definitely take their free (included in the entry fees) guided tour of the native village sites. I don't think I would've enjoyed the experience without it. Their presentation on native games was great too. The overall experience was very informative
  • The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an excellent source of cultural information and history of Alaska Natives. A great deal of preserving many historical items from different periods of history. The gift shop is a must visit if you are looking for Native ivory carvings. The Native youth that participated in the programs were great examples and there are smaller tables of crafts, clothing and jewelry that you can also purchase.

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