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Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point

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Address: 108 Cannery Road, Heritage Center Theater, Hoonah, AK what is the cost of admission?
Phone Number: 907-945-3141
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Description: Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native...
Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance showcasing the rich heritage of a people shaped by the wild lands and inland seas of southeast Alaska. Wearing their colorful, traditional regalia, a group of proud Huna Tlingit performers share their history and culture through song, dance and storytelling. The show culminates in a lively traditional celebration... and you're invited to join in! Please refrain from photography and videotaping during the performance: The actors will be available for photos immediately afterward. Duration Approximately 1.0 hour
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Tram and tribal dance

The tram ride went out along the bay, was nice but nothing special. We saw at a distance an otter and an eagle - not sure it you would spot other things at other times of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

The tram ride went out along the bay, was nice but nothing special. We saw at a distance an otter and an eagle - not sure it you would spot other things at other times of the year. The tribal dance was the first that we had experienced. It was very simply done, and seem to represent the tribe and... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

neat oral history stories and costumes/drumming. Enjoyed this. It was combined with a tram ride which was ok. Saw Sitka fawns and eagle. But for price.....not great value. Wish I would have went with the wildlife tour as they saw brown bear...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Overall it was informative and learned about "Raven". Overall if I was booking today I would have skipped this stop. Did the tram ride with the show, nothing special. Might be the location to enjoy the ship.

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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

On a recent cruise to Icy Strait, AK, we opted to take the Hoonah Tour followed by the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends (back in Icy Strait). The story-telling dance is held in a modern structure that was built for this purpose. The seating was on wooden tiered benches that faced the stage. There were four dancers and a story-teller... More 

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Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our visit to Hoonah (Ice Strait Point) began with a tram ride though the forest and along the coastline to observe wildlife and plant life. We had great views of two eagles sitting majestically in a tree watching us. The tram ride lasted 1-1/2 hours. Then we spend another hour seeing tribal dances and hearing legends of these people who... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our small cruise ship docked at the Icy Strait Point pier. This is a 100 yr. old restored Salmon Cannery and Tlingit Tribal site. The 45 -60 min. performance is in their own native theater. The theatrical performance explains their history and culture through storytelling, dance, songs and music. It was very professional and it kept everyone's attention, kids to... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Never having been to Alaska before, this excursion from our cruise ship sounded interesting. The building was new looking and comfortable for what it was used for. After we were all in the room, one of the tribal dancers came out, set some ground rules (no pictures during the dances) and explained what we were going to see. The dancers... More 

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Windsor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently stopped at Icy Point in Hoonah AK and saw the Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends presentation. It was interesting to hear the stories of how the tribes of AK were formed and some of their beliefs. At the end of the show, audience members were invited to join in their dance. We wore their costumes and were instructed... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We just completed our cruise to Tracy Arm, Inside passage. My husband is disabled, so just for something to do we took the tour to the Cultural legends. It was so fantastic!!! It was the high point of the cruise! The dancers and storyteller were clear and understandable and the history just came alive. If you are in Hoona and... More 

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Kailua, HI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We missed this show because we were a few minutes late coming back from our little hike. So if you want to see it - don't be late - the doors stay closed during the show.

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