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

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Very interesting!

If you like history or love to experience different cultures, this is totally for you! The totem pole village is really amazing and learning how they get the logs to the village... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
erinmeyer88
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North Mankato, Minnesota
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North Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like history or love to experience different cultures, this is totally for you! The totem pole village is really amazing and learning how they get the logs to the village is neat. They also do a show which was adorable - the little girls in the show were too cute! I would recommend a visit if you have... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful, hospitable group of people. A true look at a great culture and people, like old friends from the start. To come to Alaska and not meet Nathan Jackson would have been a greatly diminished trip.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED Saxman Native village!! We were on a Princess Cruise and decided to forego the very expensive excursion and do it ourselves. We disembarked and walked the few miles to Saxman Village. It was a gorgeous walk alongside the water. Once there, we were able to see all the totem poles in the relatively small area. We also got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Went here for the Monthly Grind and listened to some local musicians and had desert. Lovely place to walk around and see Totems in a park setting.

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I've been to Saxman a couple of times, the last time in a rental car late in the day after the cruise ship people were gone. It was nice to walk around without crowds and get good photos of the totems. I saw a couple of people who took taxis from town and have no idea what that would cost.... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Interesting to see the totem poles. Saw some totem poles that were returning to the earth as local custom dictates.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We wanted to immerse ourselves in the history of Alaska and this was a great option. A concise history presentation, a walk through the area and visit to the clan house was included. The show featuring the Tlingit was fun and the totem poles were impressive with their descriptions and meanings by the knowledgeable guide. I felt I left with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

What a disappointment. We visited the Saxman Native Village while in Ketchikan, Alaska, during a cruise. First, it's a little difficult to get to, since it's far away from the cruise ship docks. You have to take a bus, which are notoriously late & run far apart. Once there, the bus lets you out on the main road & you... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This was quite a surprise to take a step back into the world of these Indians. Everyone was friendly, the dancing was great.

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The trip here was very interesting, seeing actual totem poles being made. Our guide and driver ( he joked about not being a spice girl) he was from Phillipines and had been in Ketchikan for 23 years. He was very knowledgeable, fun, made you feel very comfortable. This is a easy outing

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