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Address: Ketchikan, AK
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Description: This unique park's 24 totem poles each tell a different story.

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If you like native history, art, and beauty this is a must see for you

My wife would like to have visited all day. She taught kindergarten for 30+ years and she read books about totems. I was educated by her on this and the tour guide was almost as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Houston(Conroe), Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife would like to have visited all day. She taught kindergarten for 30+ years and she read books about totems. I was educated by her on this and the tour guide was almost as good on the history and reason for totems. It was a little crowded but what great attraction is not!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Native performance was very warm and charming. The group even included some small children who were too cute for words! After the performance we had a guiuded tour of the totems. The explanations of, and stories about the totems were wonderful and made such a difference to our visit. I reccommend taking a guided tour to understand more about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really impressed with the town. Stories, totem poles, artisans and a nice gift shop. Good for a couple hours. Learned from Tlingit people about their history and culture.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to view totem poles. My second trip here to this location and the story about the Lincoln totem pole seem to have changed. Maybe it was just our guide but we were seeking true heritage information and know that the story provided during our tour was fake. The totem poles are pretty cool to see... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hearing the legends behind each totem pole was fascinating. Even the 12-year-old enjoyed it. They also have a great gift shop with unusual items, reasonably priced.

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beautiful Totems and a beautiful setting. The ability of the Natives Alaskans to depict their history in these sometimes massive and complex carvings is a testament to these peoples passion for their culture. A brief lesson on how to read (or at least try to understand) the Totems helped to clarify the matters of significance they felt a need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Joey our driver and tour guide was very informative and it was wonderful to hear the stories behind the Totem Poles and see them. Too bad we weren't able to go in the Long House. A definitely good place to visit

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visited Saxman as an excursion from cruise ship noordam. When first arrived went to a talk about the village, as leaving hall watched a lady doing beadwork and able to buy some to make, as a beader found this interesting. When went on a short walk through rain forest a an hall where watched traditional dancing. We then visited the... More 

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Saxman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Saxman Village is 2-3 miles south from the cruise docks, depends on which dock your ship is at. The organized trip begins in the Community Hall with Introduction, and short video about historic Cape Fox Village (Saxman origin). After the film there are local artists in the lobby area, don't miss the sewing projects, and photos.There is a short walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This native village was included in our tour with Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours and well worth the visit. Restrooms clean and family friendly.

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Address: Ketchikan, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ketchikan

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