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The Ulu Factory

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Address: 211 W Ship Creek Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1670
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If you go to Anchorage, you must visit the Ulu Factory. An Ulu is a tool that can be used for anything from kitchen cutting to skinning a seal. Today, most people just use it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cathleen P
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Anchorage, you must visit the Ulu Factory. An Ulu is a tool that can be used for anything from kitchen cutting to skinning a seal. Today, most people just use it for cooking, but it really has a myriad of uses. The authentic and original ulu is made and sold at The Ulu Factory, which is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little shop. Picked up a couple of "seconds" for the house. Friendly staff! You can watch the Ulu's and cutting boards being made right on site

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times in my travels to Anchorage, and always bring any newcomers to visit the Ulu factory. This is a nice clean store and also where they make many of the knives sold here. Great location on the banks of Ship Creek, be sure to take advantage of the trail during the summer months and watch... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The building is very quaint with a good view of The Bridge Restaurant that sits over the river. While eating you can see fisher men and women up and down the shore! We came home with 2 Ulu knives and I ended up buying two more from Amazon when we got home! I hope I made the 100 character minimum!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Ulu Factory is a fun stop, you can see Ulu's being made through big windows, and show for Alaskan and not so Alaskan gift items. Prices run a little high, but the rent isn't cheap :). While here, take a walk behind the building to check out Ship Creek.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

this is where the Ulu's are made. We had a nice sales person showing us around & ended up purchasing one.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was the best souvenir from Anchorage. I have enjoyed my Ulu and purchased a few for friends and family. It took me a few attempts to get use to using the Ulu but it sits on counter in wood stand and is use daily. The shop was easy to visit on the free factory shuttle

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There is more to this store than just the handy cutting tool, Ulu. They have other neat things as well. Plenty of parking.

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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You can take a little piece of history with you when you leave. The Ulu Knife is one of the best knives I have in my collection. Don't let the others fool you...this one won't rust, bend or fall apart.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A must visit to see how these carved treasures and how they are made. The perfect Alaskan treasure to take home.

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