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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

Address: 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-0110
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Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Type: State Parks, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Batesville, Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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Reno, Nevada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Loved walking through the trails looking at the totem poles. The ranger led tour was exceptional and informative. I did not realize all of this history here until I did the ranger tour. Take your time walking through the totem poles because it's definitely worth it.

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Henderson, Nevada
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55 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

HI. we did the walk around the place, lot of totem poles and history here. this where the indians fought the ruskies a couple of times. it worth the time.

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