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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-0110
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: State Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
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San Diego, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
54 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is a nice little park where you can watch a short movie on a family tradition of carving totem poles. There is a nice walk through the forest with interesting exhibits in the building as well as around the property which is situated right on the ocean. The naturalist / docent was very informative about the totem poles and... More

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Warwick, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

After a short walk from the center of Sitka, we arrived at Sitka National Historic Park. You can first go through the visitor center, where they have exhibits on Totem poles and the early settlers of the area. Workers are there to answer any questions. Then, you walk out the back and to the trails of the park. As you... More

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south dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit and an incredibly beautiful trail to follow. I loved this place and could go to this place every day, what a wonderful hike as well

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Schenectady, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful park in a lovely location. There is no admission to visit the park and it is open most days of the year. It is just a short walk from the pier if you come in on a cruise. The Russian Bishops House is located closer to the downtown and is part of the park, but this does charge... More

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This little National Historic Park site has a small set of trails looping through the trees, with totem poles every so far along the shore. It's simple yet quite wonderful, and not to be missed. And if you're there at the right time of year, you can see the salmon run at the footbridge over the Indian River. By the... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There's not much to criticize here...it's a park. We took a short hike through the park to the Raptor Center on the other side of town on a drizzly day. Beautiful! Trail was clearly marked, nice history info. Totems are awesome and staff at the Welcome Center was helpful and polite! Definitely a "don't miss" if you come to Sitka.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A wonderful slice of Native American history. The walking your of the totems is incredible. The museum is informative and inspiring. The views are awesome. A must see if you travel to Sitka for any reason!

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Everett, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I really enjoyed my time at the Totem Pole Park. The trail is very well maintained and the totem poles were impressive. There were lots of them, so I really felt like it was worth my time. I reccomend going into the visitors center, the rangers were very friendly and informative and I really enjoyed the 12 min film they... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was an excellent S.E. Alaska display of the native culture that originated here. The mail facility has many items exhibited from the day-to-day and ceremonial lives of the original inhabitants of this part of Alaska. The walk into the surrounding grove is breathtaking and you find yourself looking for hiding trolls or a Hobbit in the vegetation.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The park was an easy walk from the cruise ship pier (we had taken a tender from the ship) and was a great experience, even in the chilly drizzle. The totem poles were magnificent and I really liked that I could call a number on my cell and get information about each individual totem pole. The walk itself was definitely... More

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