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Tribal Dance & Cultural Legends at Icy Strait Point

108 Cannery Road, Heritage Center Theater, Hoonah, AK what is the cost of admission?
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Hoonah
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Owner description: Immerse yourself in Native culture! Gather at the Heritage Center Native Theater for the Tribal Dance and Cultural Legends performance showcasing the... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very affordable, seemed kinda cheesy when we first got in there, but we are SO glad we went! Icy Strait Point is an interesting place and the show was a unique opportunity to ask the locals some questions. We're glad we got there early for that. The performance itself was really helpful as we continued down the coast and visited... More

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Escondido, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Would have liked time to talk to the chief, but our tour guide and dance member was very informative. Also spoke with two of the other performers about the history. As part native myself it was an honor that they invited us to sing and dance with them.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stumbled upon this show while looking through the first building upon arriving in Icy Point Strait via cruise ship. Show was reasonably priced & well worth it. The tribal members did a fantastic job in telling the stories of their ancestors. Seating is indoors on padded benches. Would highly recommend this show to everyone of all ages.

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