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Address: , Ketchikan, AK
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A town of totem poles

One of many interesting totem poles throughout the town. This one is not your typical design in that it has a long unfinished area above leading up to the "bird" flying overhead.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of many interesting totem poles throughout the town. This one is not your typical design in that it has a long unfinished area above leading up to the "bird" flying overhead.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

this totem pole has a plaque which explains what you are looking at. It is located right before you enter creek shopping area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

There are a lot of Totem poles located throughout town. Many have self interpretive signs that explain the significance of the totem. This particular totem is surrounded by a small park with gorgeous flowers.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was actually one of several totem poles that we saw right in the town of Ketchikan. The history of totems is interesting and I suggest getting the visitor center map so that you can learn where they all are.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ketchikan has always boasted an amazing collection of art right down town. Native carvings about and this totem is another beautiful example. Located near Creek Street it is an easy walk from the cruise ship docks. On the way you will probably pass by the Chief Kian pole. Another stunning example of totem art.

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Machias, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is such a beautiful totem pole -- very nicely preserved. I liked the fact that it is so centrally located in Ketchikan. I also liked their label copy -- it is very easy reading and one can read about all the animals that are carved into the totem pole and then easily find their location on the pole. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We saw this tall totem pole near Creek Street while walking around Ketchikan from our cruise ship. It is also known as the Kadjuk Pole and is 55 feet tall. It is a replica of the original one which is being restored. It is one of many totem poles you can see in Ketchikan. Make sure you read the nearby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This totem pole is easy to see during any tour of the city. It tells a great story and is beautiful to look at. I agree that it would be good to read up on totem poles so you know what you're seeing but the plaque and our guide did a great job of explaining things to us.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

As a single attraction to visit, it is difficult to appreciate properly, because its is only by looking at other poles and comparing and contracting their histories and styles that you can really begin to understand their significance. Otherwise, this is just a totem pole stuck decoratively along the side of a street and you might not be all that... More 

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The totem pole is a short walk through town and has a brief history on plaques at the site. There are others but this one is of great historical value.

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