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Ulu Factory, Anchorage

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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!
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TripAdvisor
  • They had a 3k yo ulu interesting to say the least. That and the assembly was the extent. Gift shop was what you'd expect. Of course every where you go sells ulu. If they were going to catch on it woul...  more »
  • The Ulu factory is a fun and interesting place to learn about these knives. The gift store is fun and you can see them working on the knives right there.  more »
  • If you want something unique to take home from your trip, this is a good stop. It's near downtown and the train station there's a small museum near by, and you feel like you're helping native American...  more »
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  • Cute gift shop also fun to watch ulus be made
  • 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.
  • Fun place to shop and really nice helpful staff.
  • 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.
  • Really neat place. The staff is super helpful but never annoying. The knives are pretty cool as well, great for herbs and other things.