Long before European explorers began dividing up North America amongst themselves, Alaska’s native peoples called this land home. If you’re looking for a way to learn more about the diverse and captivating cultures of Alaska’s original inhabitants, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The center hosts several programs, events, works of art, and artifacts centered on educating visitors about Alaska’s rich cultural heritage.
To find the Alaska Native Heritage Center, drive from A&M RV Center to 8800 Heritage Center Drive in Anchorage, AK. The center is surrounded by the gorgeous Chugach Mountains in northeast Anchorage.
Here’s a quick look at some of the great activities happening at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.
- Theater: Feel like sitting for a bit and watching a film? The center’s theater is constantly playing intriguing films that focus on Alaska’s native people, both ancient and modern. The center has even produced its own film, Stories Given, Stories Shared, that showcases different aspects of Alaska’s history, landscape, and native population.
- Hall of Cultures: In the center’s Hall of Cultures, you’ll find artifacts used by native peoples from all over Alaska. Handcrafted drums, watercraft, artwork, clothing, tools, and more are all on display here. The exhibit has a continuous rotation of artifacts that are sure to pique the attention of anyone interested in Alaskan culture.
- Outdoors: Immerse yourself in traditional Alaskan life by paying a visit to six life-sized native dwellings placed around gorgeous Lake Tiulana. You’ll learn all about the traditional ways of life practiced by indigenous Alaskans like the Athabascan, Inupiak/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Aleut, Eyak, and many more.
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
AdmissionAdults: $24.95 Seniors/Military: $21.95 Children (7-16): $16.95 Children (6 and Under): Free
Vacationers with RV rentals in Anchorage, AK shouldn’t miss this unique opportunity to explore Alaska’s native peoples and their rich cultural heritage. If you’ve not made a reservation for a quality motorhome rental for your trip to the Last Frontier, contact A&M RV Center today at (907) 279-5508, and we’ll get you mobile for your journey.