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Address: Ketchikan, AK

This unique park's 24 totem poles each tell a different story.

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Scenic walk with lots to look at. One of the building have a curator to go over the history and lots of tours with guide passing through.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 29, 2016
Jenny C
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

You can only see the shows if you buy a package deal. It is interesting but if you travel to Alaska only do it once. The village is very run down but the center and the totem poles are interesting.

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We took a bus ride a few miles to Saxman to see this native village. It was rainy that day so we didn't spend a lot of time there. We aren't sure that it was worth the time that it took to get there. We enjoyed the Totem Heritage Center and Tongass Historical Center more and felt like we received... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

We visited the village and everyone there was very friendly. At fist they show you a video about their history. Then after a short walk to a theater they do a dancing presentation, where they also teach you about their culture. Afterwards you go and see the totem park and then they take you to see a carver doing a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Learning the history and seeing these totem poles in person was priceless. A trip I would recommend if you are in Ketchikan, AK.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Scenic walk with lots to look at. One of the building have a curator to go over the history and lots of tours with guide passing through.

Thank Jenny C
West Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Learn alot about folklore. Beautiful totem poles. Our tour guide gave us wonderful explinations of the totems. There was a lovely show performed buy natives. Large amount of totems with a lodge were the show was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Historical and representative house and totems show the authentic native arts and also has a carving house to show the techniques and steps in constructing a totem. Very interesting.

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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

While visiting the Saxman Village to see the Alaskan Totem Poles we were looking in the window of the Studio of Nathan Jackson to see him carving on a totem pole but he was not there. I just a few minutes we saw a shadow of a man inside as he unlocked the door of the studio. As he walked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Although we loved hearing about the totems and learning about the Tlingits from tribal members themselves, as well as seeing their dances, the highlight had to be watching the incomparable Nathan Jackson carving a totem pole in the carving house.

Thank Yorkieteacher
Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I loved all the totem poles and the tribal longhouse. It was educational and if you like to take pictures, this is the place to go.

Thank Dave H

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