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Potlatch Totem Park

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Address: 9809 Totem Bight Rd., Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone Number: 907-225-4445
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Amazing art!

I was very excited to go on this cruise excursion because I love traditional folk art. When you see the first few totems you are blown away by their size and the skill used to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to go on this cruise excursion because I love traditional folk art. When you see the first few totems you are blown away by their size and the skill used to hand-carve them. All over the property their are new and old totems of varying sizes, colors, and characters. Each one has a story attached to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

This is about a 20 minute drive from Ketchikan city/cruise terminal. You drive along seeing the outer towns of Ketchikan. When you arrive into the park there are a number of stations of totem poles with history and background. The tour guide tells you the history of each station. Great photo opportunities of each totem poles. After the tour they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It is worth going with someone who can give you some information as it would not mean that much on your own.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was nice to see this part of the heritage. We decided to go here ourselves after our ship docked in Ketchikan. The totems are beautiful and the history is interesting. The guide is knowledgeable and the demonstrations were neat.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I grew up in Ketchikan and the Potlatch Totem Park was built after I moved away. I went to visit my Sister this past Winter and she took me to see the park. Loved it! We went in December when the tourist season was long over and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the park and the surroundings. I look... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

When we visited Potlatch Park this summer, my wife and I had a very welcoming and warm experience. The family that owns Potlatch is extremely friendly and they are very talented craftsmen and women. My wife and I were amazed at the artistry, precision and skill that the carvers put into each totem in the park, and the fact that... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had q great. Visit! We were the only couple with our tour guide so we actually got to go inside where a guy was carving a totem. Our guide knew everyone her so it was excellent. The stories of the totems was so interesting, different from what i had thought all these years. Recommend this if you are ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Interesting collection of native art carved onsite. Add a great view, next to a totem park and has a gift shop. Good for a short day tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This park was authenic and beautiful with nice walking paths directly to the water. They allow visitors inside the building room to see what they have been working on for years!! This is so special. The owners are super friendly and inviting. Also, do not pass up the old rifle mini museum in the gift shop!

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Riverhead, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is an unusual destination as it is privately owned by a guy who collects totems, antique cars, and guns. We went for the totems. Our guide really was at heart a story-teller. Each totem tells a family story. Even though there were supposedly fewer totems here, it was fulfilling to know the legend behind each of them. Although we... More 

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