Alaska Culture Pass
Experience one of the vibrant and varied cultures of Alaska’s Native peoples. Discover how art, languages, stories, song and dance traditions continue to shape everyday life in Alaska. Trace the heritage of Alaska’s Native cultures through to modern day.
Day 1 History Lesson
Start the day at the Anchorage Museum with a docent tour of the Alaska history gallery and get an up-close look at 600 masterworks drawn from each of Alaska’s Native cultures in the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Take the courtesy transport on Lolly the Trolley (summer only) to the Ulu Factory for an ulu knife demonstration. This iconic, curved knife has a history dating back thousands of years in Alaska. Watch craftsman hone blades and assemble the knives, and find a specialty knife of your own.
Hop the shuttle at Fourth Avenue and F Street to the Alaska Native Heritage Center and explore Alaska’s cultural heritage. Watch song, dance and sport demonstrations, listen to stories passed down through generations or talk with master artisans. Life-size dwellings from each cultural group surround Lake Tiulana outside. Also open Saturdays during winter.
Make advance arrangements to pick up the complimentary Grizzly Junction shuttle to the Sourdough Mining Company restaurant from downtown for dinner. The Adventures of Dusty Sourdough show (summer only) entertains with a heaping helping of Alaskana and pioneer grit. Stop by Alaska Wild Berry Park and get face to face with real reindeer too. The shuttle is available to transport guests to their accommodations or directly to the airport.