Northwest Arctic Heritage Center
Kobuk Valley National Park is a virtual wilderness, and there are no facilities in the park itself. Instead, the park headquarters and visitor center are located in the village of Kotzebue, Alaska, 80 miles to the southwest. The Northwest Arctic Heritage Center provides visitors with park information, orientation and advice about travel logistics, and bear-resistant food containers are available for loan. It's also home to a museum about the Arctic ecosystem and Inupiaq culture. The center houses a great bookstore in cooperation with Alaska Geographic, and park rangers run a variety of public programs for both adults and children. Come and take a virtual tour.
The Northwest Arctic Heritage Center is open year round, but our hours vary by season. Our typical hours are listed below, and you can always call us to confirm hours for a specific date at (907) 442-3890.
June - August: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM; closed Sunday
September - May: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, closed 12:00 - 1:00 PM; closed Saturday and Sunday
The Northwest Arctic Heritage Center has National Park Passport cancellation stamps for Kobuk Valley National Park, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Noatak National Preserve, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve and Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.
If you have any questions about Kobuk Valley National Park or the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center's programs, please get in touch.
We can be reached by phone at (907) 442-3890 or by email.
Drop us a line or come by and join us for a program. We'd love to hear from you.