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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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What a wonderful walk thru the trees, with the waterline close by. And amazing totems hiding here and there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Fort Myers, FL
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Fort Myers, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful walk thru the trees, with the waterline close by. And amazing totems hiding here and there.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A nice walk from the center of town (Sitka), along the water, provides great views for whale watching (seasonal), bird watching, and the beauty of the wilderness. The Park provides Tlingit Alaska Native history, carved totem poles, local artists working on projects, and an interesting film. Talk to the Park Rangers, who are a wealth of information. Hope this helps... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Another hidden gem of our National Park Service. An excellent visitor center introduces you to the history of Sitka and provides a great background to enhance your enjoyment of the totems that are installed throughout the park. Rain or shine, this is a must see in Sitka and is only a short walk from downtown hotels.

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cullman, Alabama, USA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Sitka is so rich in Tlingit culture. This place had so many displays explaining how they lived, ceremonial customs, the beautiful weaving by the Tlingit women. The Totems are so interesting as you will learn what each individual carving means. If this your first time to Sitka, please visit this park.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I opted to walk through this park as a shortcut into town just because it's so beautiful. Huge Sitka Spruces everywhere. I ran into the park ranger, and he was the most helpful and nicest person. He gave us lots of interesting facts about the park and the trees.

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atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After a whale watching excursion we decided to walk the park and view all the totem poles. Very nice well maintained trails with several totem poles. A description of each was provided at each totem pole. Very nice peaceful walk and not crowded at all. I only takes a minimal amount of time and well worth the hike.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have a love of totem poles so I thought it was really cool to see. It's free, a nice walk all around, and just an overall cool cultural sight to visit!

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was lucky--the sun was shining and the day was relatively warm. Forget about the cruise ship excursions--there are only 14 miles of road and all the major attractions are walkable. We strolled to the visitor centre, wandered around the point and admired the newest pole. The staff--and a local taxi driver--were all incredibly helpful. And on the way back... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A fantastic yet easily accessible trail. Short enough to allow kids to enjoy it. Walking distance from town. Beautiful vistas. Exciting animal encounters. Native American and Sitkan history. Despite only being in town for 4 days, I just kept going back!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Totem Park is a well maintained trail system with beautiful totem poles. The trail is rarely packed and the trails are quiet. I enjoy looking back towards the bridge and watching the boats. The beach is very peaceful. I highly recommend spending an hour or two in the park enjoying the totem poles and strolling through the park. Such a... More 

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