Located on what is known as "The Rooftop of the World," this center tells the story of the Inupiat people--a group that has survived in one of the harshest climates in the world.
The Iñupiat Heritage Center was designed to serve as an inspirational facility to promote and protect Iñupiaq culture, history, and language through exhibits, classes, performances, and educational activities. Commerical and subsistance whaling has long been a tradition of the Inupiat culture. The center is affiliated with the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts and ensures the acknowledgement of the Alaskan people to the culture and industry of whaling. The center offers an exciting and engaging trip.