Alaska is rich with the full gamut of American heritage, and appreciation in the state is strong for the indigenous tribes that have long made Alaska their home: You can catch a traditional Tlingit dance at Anchorage's Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, shop for delicate golden Aleut jewelry, or head to the Alaska Native Heritage Center for an interesting and enlightening display of northern tribal life. You can also tour a real old-fashioned Klondike-era gold mine, witness Anchorage's historical Earthquake Park, enjoy the small-town flavors of Homer and Wasilla, and, if you're visiting in winter, gawk at the impossibly sophisticated ice art that draws international attention to Fairbanks each year.