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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 15 attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: State Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Walking
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Leesville, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The totem poles are fascinating-mostly reproductions. Walking through the forest, however, is like stepping back in time. Dark with huge standing trees and huge fallen trees covered with moss. Small stream running through. Easy trails and boardwalks. Wish I had much more time to explore.

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Yorba Linda
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I agree with all the reviewers who say the museum is very interesting sharing Sitka's past indigenous people and early Russian settlements. You do have to spend time and walk the trials through the forest. Very peaceful and beautiful setting.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have to say a totem poll park doesn't sound that exciting to us, butt we were pleasantly surprised. There is a nice trail that is setup through a forest and the totem polls surprise you at every turn. It was interesting to learn about the culture and history as well. We were there on a rainy day, but you... More

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Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the film presentation but more importantly the amazing totems. The cultural significance and history was very interesting.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This park is quite good, many tribes are represented with all the totems, The park is also a great place for walking and enjoying all the beautiful area

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Prescott, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The museum is well done, but the trail walk was the highlight. Getting into the deep, quiet woods and enjoying the views along the water were fantastic. We got to enjoy a beautiful, sunny day, but it would be great even on a wet day. The totems are fantastic masterpieces of both art and culture. We highly recommend it.

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Midland, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The focus of the park is the totem collection, however the most beautiful part of the park for us desert dwellers is a walk through the rain forest. Our only regret was not having enough time to see everything. This is a also a great spot for bald eagle viewing.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was a lovely Park. Good for taking pictures next to the Totem Poles. Also got an awesome pic of our cruise ship from the shoreline.

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Mountain View, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The totem pole and history exhibits in the visitor center, and the modern and historic totem poles along the walking paths were a great introduction to south-east Alaskan culture.

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Lynden, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

we took the free tour with the park ranger, she did a great job giving us the history of this special town. Cool totems and beautiful easy walk through the forest on a groomed trail

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