Alaska Native Heritage Center
Located on a 26-acre site facing the Chugach Mountains, the Alaska Native Heritage Center (907/330-8000 or 800/315-6608, www.alaskanative.net, daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. mid-May–mid-Sept., $25 adults, $21 seniors, $17 ages 7–16, kids under 7 free) provides an excellent introduction to Native Alaskan culture in the state.
A joint ticket provides access to both the Anchorage Museum and the Heritage center for $26.
The central “Welcome House” has a variety of exhibits and is used for concerts and demonstrations. Outside, five traditional village settings have been recreated around a small lake, and Native Alaskan guides explain Alaska’s various cultures.
Getting to the Alaska Native Heritage Center
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is east of downtown near the intersection of the Glenn Highway and Muldoon Road. A free shuttle runs from the downtown Log Cabin Visitor Center and the Anchorage Museum four times daily in the summer.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition