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Alaska Native Heritage Center

Any visitor who desires to understand and appreciate the rich and colorful heritage of Alaska’s Native people should a visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. A short drive from downtown Anchorage, visitors experience Alaska Native culture through a vibrant mix of engaging storytelling, Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, and Native Games.

Inside the Gathering Place you will experience Alaska Native dancing, compelling Native Games demonstrations and intriguing storytelling reflecting the rich history of Alaska’s Native peoples. The Hall of Cultures features engaging exhibits and demonstrations by Alaska Native artists.

The Theatre hosts a variety of movies, including the Heritage Center produced film, “Stories Given, Stories Shared.” This introductory film offers an opportunity to learn about the many different cultures of Alaska Native people, its beautiful landscape and climates from each of the regions in Alaska.

Outside the Alaska Native Heritage Center, you can stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around Lake Tiulana. You will witness the traditional lives of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup’ik/Cup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.


  • Experience Alaska Native dancing, Native Games demonstrations, and storytelling
  • View exhibits of Alaska Native arts and meet the artists
  • Learn about the many cultures of Alaska’s Native people, and walk through six authentic life-size dwellings
Getting Here

Alaska Native Heritage Center is located in northeast Anchorage, just a short drive from downtown. Open daily during the summer, 9 am - 5 pm.

GPS Coordinates: 

Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 61.218056"N and Longitude -149.900278"W.

Why Choose Pursuit?

Every person you meet from the first phone call to our tour guides and hotel staff are local experts

We own and operate some of the top tours and lodges in Alaska’s most iconic locations

Our tours take you farther than any other in Alaska, so you'll see the most secluded and pristine places

We live with a passion for place and a sincere desire to create life-changing experiences

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