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The Ulu Factory

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Address: 211 W Ship Creek Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-1670
Phone Number: +1(0)800 488 5592

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Mostly a gift shop, but there are things made in Alaska They have a trolley to visitor center Near the comfort inn

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
Jean L
Whitestone, New York
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Road521Runner
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ravenfootball
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.

Thank 212DeeC
Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews
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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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Whitestone, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Mostly a gift shop, but there are things made in Alaska They have a trolley to visitor center Near the comfort inn

Thank Jean L
Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Original Alaska, and made right there. Friendly people, demonstrating how to use the Ulu and watch them make them them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is one of the must visit tourist attractions where the original Ulu Knife is made. You can see in person how the knives are made and there is store that you can them. They even sell the cheaper versions with defects for a big discount. i got a few for my family an friends.

Thank JamesKMTan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Cheap Chinese copies of all things have decimated local products. Look for a made in Alaska or made in America label on items. Sure it's mainly a store but worth the stop. Don't forget a cutting bowl to go with the knife. Any of these knives have to be placed in checked baggage or TSA confiscates them on your way... More 

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Ulu Factory is located about 3/4 block from the Comfort Inn on Ship Creek. The self guided tour takes you in the gift shop around to large glass windows where you can view easy step or phase from raw metal to final packaging for shipment. Very interesting. Also of note - the Ulu Factory provides a free trolley bus... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It was ok to go, we got some gifts but it's not really a factory- at least when we went. It's just a store. There's someone showing how to use the knives, but we didn't really see anyone actually making anything. Not sure if you have to book tours to see that.

Thank Weeuns

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