Basic Information

Owing to its location 320 miles (515 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Barrow's climate is cold and dry, classified as a polar climate (Köppen ET). Winter weather can be extremely dangerous because of the combination of cold and wind, while summers are cool even at their warmest.

Entrance Fees:

College students - $5.00



The Iñupiat Heritage Center (IHC) brings people together to promote and perpetuate Iñupiat history, language and culture. This dynamic interaction between the Iñupiat and their environment fosters the awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Iñupiat way of life from generation to generation.

The center is located at:
5421 N Star St, Barrow, AK 99723

There are two websites available to assist you with information. The primary site is The Iñupiat Heritage Center , the secondary site is this one.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Fees and Passes

Last updated: October 18, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 69
Barrow, AK 99723


(907) 852-0422

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