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Inupiat Heritage Center

5421 North Star Street, Ukpiagvik, AK 99723
+1 907-852-0422
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Nice spot

Very neat spot with a good bit of history on the whaling community. They keep it cool in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason K
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Check, Virginia
A must see!

So much information about the local people and the Inupiat heritage. Allow a minimum of an hour – 2... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Beth3141
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5421 North Star Street, Ukpiagvik, AK 99723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very neat spot with a good bit of history on the whaling community. They keep it cool in the exhibit room, and they have quite a bit that talks not just about how they hunt and their history, but their connectedness to the hunt and...More

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

So much information about the local people and the Inupiat heritage. Allow a minimum of an hour – 2 is better!

Thank Beth3141
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Must do place in Barrow. Make sure to chat with the artisans and view the exhibits, it was fun to talk to the kids in the lobby who were selling their home made crafts.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

A trip to Barrow has been a dream of mine for many years. The museum was great, but the real treasure lies with the artists who work there. I never before have been so welcomed anywhere in my life. Their work and personality solidified my...More

Thank Mountainman3474
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Not so many things to visit in Barrow, so this is totally worthy. We were lucky and assisted to a native music dance, that was really interesting. With this stunning location, it creates a great atmosphere to learn and understand better the Eskimo culture.

1  Thank Efren T
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in here with about an hour before they closed. It is plenty of time unless you are someone who reads every single placard. Very well done. Learned exactly what I was hoping to about Utqiagvik whaling, and even some about local politics. *Tips:...More

Thank roach808
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place deserve a visit, to understand the way Eskimo lives now, and how their ancestors did. One guide show you the whole Center, with deep detail. To develop your personal culture..

1  Thank Alvaro74
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nice place to visit while in Barrow. I had no idea how many birds visit the arctic, I believe their is at least one stuffed bird from each species giving you an idea as to the variety of birds visiting this area. Their are also...More

Thank Tony O
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a must see place in Barrow. It was an amazingly enriching experience. So much to know about the Inupiat people. And you can also buy lovely ivory gifts from their workshop!

Thank Anuja V
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Thus is a not to miss museum. Wonderful informative displays beautifully crafted. It has a giid gift shop also with sweatshirts t shirts but best if all ivory jewelry for sake. You can also go behind the museum to a room where Inupiat crafters are...More

Thank AliceLaBarre
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