Ulu Factory, Anchorage
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The Alaska Ulu knife has been used for centuries! This versatile tool is great for anything from filleting and skinning to everyday chopping and slicing food items in the kitchen!Our Anchorage vacation generator makes visiting Ulu Factory and other Anchorage attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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This is one of the must visit tourist attractions where the original Ulu Knife is made. You can see in person how the knives are made and there is store that you can them. They even sell the cheaper v... read more »
Cheap Chinese copies of all things have decimated local products. Look for a made in Alaska or made in America label on items. Sure it's mainly a store but worth the stop. Don't forget a cutting bowl ... read more »
The Ulu Factory is located about 3/4 block from the Comfort Inn on Ship Creek. The self guided tour takes you in the gift shop around to large glass windows where you can view easy step or phase from ... read more »
Regular gift shop, nothing really special apart from glimpse of workers working on the knives. If you really love and adore the Ulu Knife, you should absolutely visit. Otherwise, you can safely skip this and won't miss much. The other perk of this place is perhaps that the knives are cheaper. Many other touristy place/ gift shops sells this too, and I recall seeing them charging $10 or more at other places, so if you are buying many of these knives, swing by! Probably a 10-15mins unlike what the many tourist book which estimated a 30-45 minute visit. There is a mini centerpiece which showcase artifacts of past ulu knives and how it have evolved over time. Other than the knives, they stock pretty much the same gift shop items as the other shops around town.
We should have realized this was a bust when all of the men were sitting outside on the porch. All nearby parking was paid ($2 or $5, depending on the lot), no blades cut on site, mostly just assembling and laser engraving on the handle. Gift shop had all the same stuff you've seen in other gift shops. If are in Anchorage on a Saturday, skip Ulu and head to the outdoor market just up the hill -- that was much more interesting and well worth the paid parking.
Really neat place. The staff is super helpful but never annoying. The knives are pretty cool as well, great for herbs and other things.
Fun Alaskana store close to downtown.
Neat place to go to while here. People are nice and it was neat to see them making knifes. Good prices on them. Cheaper than the ones at walmart in fairbanks.
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