The Alaska Native Heritage Center is remarkable for its programs, life-sized village displays, craft-making workstations and ... More
Alaska Native Heritage Center
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is remarkable for its programs, life-sized village displays, craft-making workstations and friendly, knowledgeable Alaskan Native staff. This museum presents 11 distinct cultural groups of Alaska within its 26 acres and is a must-see for anyone interested in Alaska's history and Native peoples. Located just 10 minutes east of downtown, the grounds are bordered by the Chugach Mountains. Expect to be entranced by storytelling, drumming, hands-on crafts and Native dancers. A gift store and cafe are onsite. Admission varies by season and event; call for details.
Learn about Alaska's history or just get a refresher course (for native Alaskans). There is an abundance of art and artifacts. There is something here of interest for everyone. The parking is less than desireable, but worth the trouble.
In addition to the majestic pristine natural surroundings and interesting wildlife, what makes Alaska such an exciting travel destination is the rich history and cultural events. To fully experience this amazing place it is important to understand the history of the people from this region.
I really enjoyed the Alaska Native Heritage Center because I have an interest and respect for native cultures. In addition to seeing exhibits I watched dancers perform native dances. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would encourage anyone visiting Ancourage to take the time to visit the center.
If you had to go one place in Alaska to learn about it's history- this would be the place. I was impressed that every person who works there actually has native origins. You will see survival techniques, different types of dwellings and native dances, games and traditions. The employees are really passionate about their culture and can answer any question you can think of.
This is a wonderful place to learn about Alaska heritage. The dancers were great!
Very informative - good place to start your visit to Alaska. Makes you appreciate the Alaskans! Highly recommend this museum!
It was the Bomb Baby.
And all the staff were cool.
Steve And Phil Are the coolest.
I wanted to continue dancing but They didnt want me to be a dancer.
Maybe i wasnt good enough.
I loved to dance.
i always have saturdays tho to enjoy my cultural dance.
I liked it there because it was current to my heritage.
There would be no chance but here.
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