"Alaska Native Heritage Center" Top 5 Page for this destination Native Heritage Tip by RickinDutch

Native Heritage, Anchorage: 7 reviews and 6 photos

  Close up with a Tlingit carver
by RickinDutch

This is the place to learn more about Alaska Native culture is you can't get to the "bush". On about 30 acres of land in NE Anchorage, the center include a large main building with shopping, a theater, and artisans in residence working on their own pieces. Next to the main building is a cafe and then a trail leading to the Village Circle around a man-made lake. The Village Circle has 5 small sites, each representing the five main tribes of Alaska with people at each site to talk about and show examples of their culture and lifestyle.

The center opened in 1997 and has been a huge success. It is open year round and gets very busy during the summer. During the winter they have a great program each Saturday where you can learn dances and work with the native artists.

Adults $9.95
Youth 7-16 $6.96
Kids 6 and under are free.

Address: 8800 Heritage Center Drive
Directions: Take the Glenn highway as if you were heading north to Wasilla. Exit at the Muldoon Road North offramp. As you pass over the Glenn Hwy the driveway is your first right. Just follow the brown signs.
Phone: (907) 330-8000

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 20, 2006
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