We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A window to a mystical culture.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Navajo Village Heritage Center

Navajo Village Heritage Center
Page, AZ 86040
520-660-0304
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 14 Attractions in Page
Type: Reservations, Cultural
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Visitors to this traditional home site learn about the life and culture of the Navajo.
the west
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A window to a mystical culture.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Wally is a Navajo grandfather and former US Marine. He created this display to keep the culture alive. You can get a demonstration on Navajo rug weaving, native dances, native lifestyles and traditions, and Navajo tacos made by Navajos! This is a wonderful cultural experience from the Dine point of view.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    7
    3
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Daytona Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“A learning experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Frankly, I thought this was one of the more "commercial" parts of our visit - I don't know the fees as it was part of our tour. We shared a dinner outside during the hoop dance. The dinner was cold and not very tasty. The elder lectured quite a long time, even though our group was getting "antsy" - I felt he was a bit disingenuous and a few time he mentioned some famous sports people with whom he'd rubbed elbows. The young girl who talked about the rug weaving was interesting but the loom was broken so demo wasn't totally effective. The elder's wife was lovely and the tour of the Hogan's was interesting. We all learned things that we mentioned later on the trip, so I suppose it was worthwhile but if I had to leave something off my tour, this would have been it. BTW, bathroom is a port-a-potty.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Québec city area
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A local guide trying to keep tradition alive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The grandparents, grandson (day off from school) and their nephew present a realistic appraisal of their culture for our times. Insightful and pleasant. The grandfather is the more relaxed of the group. The grandson's hoop dance is not to be missed. Remember to offer tips with requests for pictures, or you'll be reminded.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Page, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“View of the Navajo Dine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It won't take you long, traveling through this region to see there is a historical mixture of traditions, white and indian. Some families on either side hold fast to thier own traditions, and some have mixed the traditions within their families. The family that started the Navajo Village Heritage Center is such a family. Coming from a background in education, Wally Brown has tried to create an experience of the Dine for his family to hold on to and you to learn about. By reservation only, it is well worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kodiak, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

If you go during the day then you can take pictures of the huts otherwise everything happens at night. There is a small gift store above the general store there.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Navajo Village Heritage Center also viewed

 

Been to Navajo Village Heritage Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Navajo Village Heritage Center, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.