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Ways to Experience Alaska Native Culture in Anchorage

Ways to Experience Alaska Native Culture in Anchorage

Dena’ina Athabascans were living in the Anchorage area long before Europeans arrived. Today, more than 20 native languages are spoken in the state, and Anchorage remains Alaska’s most diverse city—the perfect setting for exploring Alaska Native culture. Here are some of the best ways to experience it during your visit.

  • Watch song, dance, and sport performances at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

  • See more than 600 Alaska Native artifacts within the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum.

  • Visit six recreated life-size dwellings at Lake Tiulana to learn more about Native Alaskans’ day-to-day life.

  • Browse Alaska Native art in the shops and galleries spread throughout Anchorage.

  • Book a scenic sightseeing tour of Anchorage to learn more about its multicultural history.

  • Take a day trip to Talkeetna to learn how the area’s first residents survived the harsh Susitna Valley winters.

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Knik Arm Tour

Knik Arm Tour

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Head outside the city for a look at the Alaskan countryside on this tour from Anchorage. As you travel along the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, you'll learn about the pioneer history and prehistoric wildlife of the region.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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Alaska Native Historic Cultural City Tour of Anchorage

Alaska Native Historic Cultural City Tour of Anchorage

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Surrounded by so much natural beauty, visitors to Anchorage often overlook the city's rich and thriving Indigenous heritage. This guided tour highlights that heritage, with visits to such sites as the Anchorage Historic District and Alaska Native Hospital, as well as an optional stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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Anchorage City Tour w/ Taste of Wild Smoked Salmon & Reindeer Sausage

Anchorage City Tour w/ Taste of Wild Smoked Salmon & Reindeer Sausage

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Let an insider lead the way around Anchorage on this half-day tour of the city, featuring stops at must-see attractions like Ship Creek and Alaska Wild Berry Products. Gain a deeper understanding of local culture as you learn the history and folklore behind key Anchorage attractions on this joint walking and driving tour of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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