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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
Activities: Walking
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An important historical site w/ wonderful outdoor & indoor exhibits :)

Sitka's Totem Park is a National Park Service unit that is a must-see spot during your visit to this marvelous seaside town :)) The museum and visitor center offers great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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177 reviews 177 reviews
42 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sitka's Totem Park is a National Park Service unit that is a must-see spot during your visit to this marvelous seaside town :)) The museum and visitor center offers great information about this site's important Tlingit Alaska Native history, and its role in a decisive battle with the Russians. You can view artists creating their works here as well... After... More 

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Boxborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place is truly a special experience. It is an easy forest walk the skirts the ocean. So you get ocean and forest all at the same time. And the totem poles dispersed amongst the trees was truly magical. The contrast of nature's art and man's blended so well as to give the place almost a sacred feel. The air... More 

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Batesville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Totem Park is a fun and interesting park that combines the beauty of nature, history, and Native American culture. The park contains approximately three miles of trails through a patch of woods that hugs the channel. Totems, most of which are relatively recent replicas of originals created during the past century, are placed at various points along the trail. The... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I hiked the park and was glad I did, later went back with wife and we had a great time. A very nice experience and learning experience for anyone but particular someone not from this area. It gave us a great learning experience in the local native culture.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Take the time to hike through the Sitka Historic Totem Park. It is a relaxing hike, and you get to see many wonderful totem poles, explanations of their history, and beautiful scenery. This is an important part of Alaskan history and should not be missed.

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Tennessee
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

this was a beautiful walk,totems in alo t of places,nice trails,and there was a sign posted at time of a bear sitting.it was a beautiful scene.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were fortunate to do this walk on a beautiful sunny day with no rain or wind. There are plenty of totem poles scattered throughout, though not as many as I was (blindly) expecting. The forest itself is enough to make it a beautiful experience, and part of it also goes along the shore. Easy walk, we even saw plenty... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There were nice views along the trail through the park. Getting to the park was a nice short walk through town.

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Northern California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It was total lagniappe getting to visit this park. Whether to visit the interpretive center first or take the outdoor walk among the totem poles - that is the question. We did the walk first, which let us enjoy the majesty of these gorgeous carvings and appreciate their presence at face value. There is something about the quiet walk in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It is a lovely walk among the tall trees to see the totem poles. Inside the visitor centre are some beautiful exhibits with explanations so you know what you're looking at. Well worth a visit.

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