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Address: 9809 Totem Bight Rd., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 907-225-4445
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Outstanding Tour about Totem Poles

Wonderful place to learn the meaning of the Totem poles and see a craftsman at work carving on a pole. The park has many lodges with carvings on them and also a collection of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Smithfield, Virginia

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to learn the meaning of the Totem poles and see a craftsman at work carving on a pole. The park has many lodges with carvings on them and also a collection of restored old cars. A must see!!

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Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just an amazing collection of native American artifacts. The work is superlative, and the items in the museum at the park are one-of-a-kind in some cases (like only one of the 10 original Gatling guns left in existence).

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hand carving Totums in the beautiful rain forest of Ketchikan...A highlight of my Alaska trip!!!

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Boring. I did not like this at alkl., Not what we were expecting. Will not do this shore excursion again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Also known as Saxman Village. Very cool Tlingit cultural experience. Couple hours well spent. Interesting stories. Take a professional tour to hear all about it.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

interesting to see the totems and the antique cars. I've never seen a Stanley Steamer before! Also I learned a lot about totems and about Native American life. Would do it again!

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice little park - didn't expect to see classic cars there - but there is a garage full of them. The totems at the park are modern, there was a nice gift shop at the end that had some of the best prices on items we saw in our entire trip. There also were two poles that were in the... More 

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Monterey, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This visit was educational and a pleasure. Our bus driver guides were excellent story tellers and had great stories to tell. This is a must-see in Ketchikan.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a stop on our excursion booked through Ketchikan Taxi Cab tours. It is a great little park with many types of Totem poles and tribal homes with carvings on their exteriors. Very impressive that they have recreated a tribal village and have maintained it for the tourist to visit. Thanks for preserving the culture of Alaska!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our taxi cab tour included a stop to this privately owned museum / heritage center, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We learned a lot about the cultural significance of totem pole carving and how the art of carving the poles was relearned and reclaimed after years having been suppressed by misunderstanding missionaries. We unfortunately missed the carving demonstration, but were... More 

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Address: 9809 Totem Bight Rd., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 907-225-4445
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Ketchikan

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