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Art, Culture & History  


Art, Culture & History

If you’re addicted to the History Channel, you stockpile old issues of National Geographic, or prefer to visit places where people practice customs different from your own, Alaska offers endless options.

Alaska visitors can experience the state’s unique Native culture through many avenues including totem carving, Native dancing, the blanket toss, traditional music, crafts and festivals as well as cultural and historical museums, heritage centers and academics. Whether you want to explore Alaska’s vibrant Native culture or other artistic and intellectual attractions like music festivals, local artisan handiwork, Russian iconography or museum exhibits, a long list of things to do and see awaits you.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a premier cultural center sharing the rich heritage of Alaska's 11 major cultural groups.  Visitors experience Alaska Native culture first-hand through engaging storytelling, authentic Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, Native Games demonstrations and more. Unique opportunities to interact and participate create an enlightening educational experience for young and old alike.The Heritage Center, located ten miles from downtown Anchorage, is situated on 26 wooded acres.  Inside – the Hall of Cultures, Theatre and Gathering place are home to many of our activities and demonstrations.  Outside – guests stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings surrounding beautiful LakeTiulana and are introduced to the traditional life ways of the Indigenous people of Alaska.Contact us for more information or visit us online. 

  • Type: Museums & Cultural Centers
  • Region: Southcentral
  • Community: Anchorage

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