Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage

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#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Anchorage
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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  • We are so glad that we visited this center!! It was so much more interesting than we expected it to be!! There were natives who had demonstrations and dances, with their "shows" at different times. We...  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting this place, the dances they performed, the information about the natives, the shop and stalls. Interesting place to visit.  more »
  • Nature beauty of Alaska is well-known! There is a extreme hard-work of native Alaskan to extend the human civilization in this part of the world. If you really want to know more about the native life-...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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