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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

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Address: 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-0110
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Activities: Walking

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Take the Time

I am not much into totems, but this was interesting. The staff were very interested in making my visit valuable. Take the outside walk to view the totem display. The wooded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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North Olympic Peninsula
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North Olympic Peninsula
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I am not much into totems, but this was interesting. The staff were very interested in making my visit valuable. Take the outside walk to view the totem display. The wooded path is worth the walk.

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Down Under
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The totems are interesting and varied in themselves, but it is the settings that are so special in lush forest overlooking the sea on one side and a fast flowing river on the other. The Visitor Centre is worth a visit too.

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Sitka, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park is a National Park just blocks from downtown Sitka. The trails are soft dirt (sometimes a little muddy), flat for easy walking. Not good for wheelchairs. The park is rich with historic totem polls. Otherwise it's coastal, woods, & wilderness - a very peaceful retreat from the hustle and rush of other tourist activity. There... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great visitor center with friendly and informative staff. They will provide you with a laminated print out explaining the totems. Great trails

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Kettering, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

nice trail along the coast from the port to the park. Park is nice and the trail can take you to the Raptor Center (with local bus for the ride home). Don't miss this place.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My review title says it all - you walk the grounds and see the totems. The historical part of it (a battle between natives and Russians) is not well displayed.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Let's get this straight right off the top: Sitka is on a whole different plane of beautiful. Staggering beauty here. Just a whole bagful of wow, with a little extra wow spilling over the sides. Only by going there will you know what I mean. But once you're there, get yourself here. The Totem Trail is a wonderful little walk.... More 

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great history information of the area and in depth description of the totem poles. The walk is easy and very enjoyable.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Totem park was beautiful but was disappointed to find out the totem poles had been brought in for other areas. The museum had some very interesting things. The park is a fairly flat hike around to see the totem poles. Green and lush, like mostly everywhere in Alaska.

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Lincoln, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This area is just beautiful. There is an educational center which has demonstrations and information about the park and its history. Well worth the hike.

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Additional Information about Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

Address: 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-0110
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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