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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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Oakland, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had a short time (about 1 hr) so walked to the location. There are numerous totem poles preserved along a very easy walking path. Park rangers were available in the building and did give guided tours. I had limited time so walked 1/2 of the trail. About 15 minute walk from pier. The park rangers have a site where... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well-staffed by knowledgeable rangers, you can take a tour through the totem trail, and also see a great exhibit of original totem poles.

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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a nice walk with sporadic totem poles. Totem poles aren't my thing really - but it was a nice park that provides a good walk with nice views of different kind of totem poles.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk through fantastic Alaska rain forest. Totems are placed along the walk. Trail is flat and smooth.

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Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Because of stragglers on our whale watching tour we were limited as to the time we could spend at this wonderful attraction. We picked up some post cards and took some pictures. The staff were very nice and informative.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Walk from town along the waterfront boardwalk, stopping at the Sheldon Jackson museum or the Sitka Science Center aquarium, then into the quiet tree-lined corridors of the Totem Park with its stately and intriguing towering story poles. Continue through the park to the Raptor Center, or taxi to the Raptor Center and do the walk in reverse.

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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There is a really nice and relatively short hike through the woods to view the different totems. They have a nice cell phone audio tour to follow along with if you'd like. The exhibit inside is a great example of the history of the totems. we also had the pleasure of seeing an artisan at work creating some of the... More

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Cahors
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent visitors centre with wonderful displays and very helpful rannger staff. The Park walk was fascinating with its Totems and historical information panels. Do not miss !!

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Littleton, Colorado
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I will start by saying that this visitor has to be one of the nicest I have ever visited and is right up there with those at Yellowstone and Grand Teton. We stopped in on a recent trip to Sitka and the exhibits and displays were amazing. The film was also very educational and definitely worth watching. The trails through... More

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Banks, Oregon
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We took a tour bus to the park. The trails were flat and very beautiful winding through the forest next to the water. About every 200 feet you would come to a totem pole. Well kept. The only thing, it would have been nice if they kept up their signage. There were nice sign boards and they were all blank... More

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