The Ulu Factory
The Ulu Factory
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL1,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
When entering, we were warmly greeted and offered information on the knives. There is a representative display of various Ulu knives they make and offer for sale. There is also a small display of historic knives made by indigenous people just behind the podium. If you arrive mid day weekdays you are likely to see parts of the production process both left and right of the gift store. There are windows where you can view the workers, but sadly no printed or oral indication of what is happening. Note: no restrooms available inside, but a couple of portable potties just outside - there is also a public restroom next to the bridge very close by (not well maintained).
Written 29 July 2023
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tigercruiser
columbia, SC174 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
really disappointed with this place. The "factory" consists of a couple of windows where you can look in and supposedly see craftsmen. But the place is really just an expensive giftshop. When we asked an employee about the free downtown shuttle, he said "the website may have lied about that." That kind of sums up the place
Written 23 July 2023
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Lisa B
Saint Louis, MO298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Thorn:
NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS. I’m so annoyed by this. This is an urban store, in a prime location downtown anchorage. Plenty of tourists and locals visit this area and they have 2 port-a-potties in the parking lot. Absolutely disgusting to use the bathroom with no way of washing and then return to the store and touch all the trinkets.

NICKLE and DIMING for the carry out bags. Look, I’ve purchased a significant amount of souvenirs and you want to charge me .10 for a paper bag?

Employees that follow you around. Mama with 2 kids on an afternoon outing gets followed around by two employees. I’m not sure if this was maybe because they were teenage employees and maybe just eager to help, but the feeling was definitely uncomfortable. Here I am shopping with the basket, browsing at all the souvenirs and I have a shadow.

Bud:
Free parking - limit 30 minutes. Mama needs more time to browse and I don’t want to be rushed by a 30 minute time limit. If you’re worried about fishermen park here, simply ticket those who aren’t customers.

Rose:
We were greeted immediately upon entry with an ulu demonstration; the employee explained the different handles and styles used by Native Alaskans. Great selection of Alaskan souvenirs. From stickers, teas, dog treats, ornaments and ulu’s, you will find something amazing to take home! It’s also pretty cool that you can see the workshop and creation of all parts of the factory. Neat kid corner…lots of books, stuffed animals and kids items/area to lounge while mama browses.
Written 5 June 2023
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Al R
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Great place to pick-up a Ulu knife and bowl set. About seven years ago they gave classes how to sharpen a Ulu knife. Not anymore.
Written 12 April 2023
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NPT1999
Commack, NY207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Perfect place to purchase souvenirs that are made in Alaska. You are able to watch Ulu’s being handmade. They ship if you are not checking luggage when returning home. They have native Syrup in sizes that can be brought through security at the airport. Beautiful handcrafted cards, post cards, and jewelry as well.
Written 2 April 2023
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Brandon
Pittsburgh, PA940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Make sure you make it before production has stopped for the day. If you come in after, it is just a store front. Perfect to get a souvenir!
Written 25 March 2023
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL250 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Small attraction where you can see a small area where the knifes are fashioned. Nice selection of Ulu knifes and other cutting supplies for those looking for a unique Alaskan souvenir. Located down by the river.
Written 4 January 2023
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Chuck D
Delaware, OH77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We did the mandatory visit when shopping the downtown area. Glad we went and bought a knife and bowl.
Written 6 September 2022
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Irish198863
Illinois19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Not much of a factory tour, but you probably know someone who could use an ulu, and this is the place to get them!
Written 5 September 2022
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poukala
Macomb, MI1,438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I own a ulu having received it as a gift over 25 years ago.
The "factory" is basically a shop, selling the ulu. There is a glass wall where you can look through and watch two people making them.
Written 24 August 2022
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