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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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Starbuck, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The part is a quick walk from downtown. When we were there the salmon were spawning. The trails are also great for hiking and are well marked.

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San Diego
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wonderful quality of exhibits of indigenous people. The totem park had a great assortment of totems poles in a park setting. I spent a few hours just photographing the totem poles.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Walked here after Raptor Center on the day we arrived. It was so nice to stroll through the park and see all the totem poles. For us it was the first time seeing totem poles, and we were awed at the size and detail in each one, and they are in such a beautiful setting. It's a very flat, relaxing,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The totem poles were (I can't help using this word) awesome, and the natural setting was just right. This was one of my very favorite places to visit in Alaska. A cell phone tour was available and very helpful in understanding the figures on the poles and their significance.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Spent a couple of hours walking quietly through the woods and thanks to the excellent guide on totem poles lent to me from the centre I was well informed on the background to totem poles.

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Westlake Village, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Sitka National Park is a interesting place to visit! The totum pole exibit is amazing along with the nature walk thru the forest. Beautiful relaxing site!

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent stop and a must see. There is much to do, such as a trail through the rainforest and many museum type rooms. The kids found this as a very enjoyable stop.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Sitka has some of the most beautiful hiking trails and Totem Park is one of them. Totem Park is an easy hike. Very flat land. No climbing uphill necessary. The museum inside is interesting. It has some native art, history, and etc. I just wish they had more historical site explanations in the park. And the best part is it... More

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Sitka, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The toilets in the building are free. The park is worth your time, it is a nice walk thru an old growth forest. Take your time. Avoid the rotting Pink Salmon in late Aug. and Sept. That is also the time the bears are more obvious. They are not interested in you, they are there for the fish.

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Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Loved everything about this park. Movie, exhibit, staff, walking tour, totem poles and getting to see eagles in the trees with with lunch! It is a must go to place for families and everyone. Paths are easy to manage and quite scenic.

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