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This unique park's 24 totem poles each tell a different story.
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Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took a little bus drive and walked up the village ,many totems will greet you ,30 to 45 minutes tour

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jonniekei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not hardly any thing to see. Yes some totem poles which can be seen in less that 10 minutes. For the time you spend there and money not worth either. Recommend any other tour except this. Visit the Happy Bears Bar and buy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fluffylinda
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

A lovely winter walk through Saxman Native Village was a perfect family activity in Ketchikan. Worth seeing! The kids were fascinated by different carvings on each of the totem poles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nwvacationers
Reviewed November 16, 2018

A couple of totem poles. Not much else. I imagine they ham it up a bit in the summer time for the cruise ship folks. But in the winter, not much to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We get a taxi to visit Saxman during our cruise stop at Ketchikan, similar motives seen in Vancouver, Totems are nice but no more, we saw the tools used thru the window as it was closed. The gift shop is relative expensive, many pieces imported,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Iska1
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Lots of totems and lovelly spot for a walk. It helps to have a guide or local explain the totems to you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill P
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We took 4x4 up the mt. and had a great time. We sat by a nice fire and had hot chocolate and smors the guide was full of good infro .I love the time we spent here learned a lot about the area and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank _lavere47
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed. Singing and dancing was terrific. A lot of the commentary was done by bus drivers which I find odd. We came to hear about the various tribes and I feel if these people told us the stories it would have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The Saxman Village tour featured a 15 year old who mumbled his memorized speech and got lost when someone interrupted with a question! Seeing the totem poles was nice but would have been better if a demonstration of Toruń pole carving was shown. This was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miriam W
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We had a lovely tour of the place, with an orientation film and talk, a walk through a bit of temperate rainforest, a visit to the clan house with a sampling of Tlingit dances, and a visit to the carving center. The guides were all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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832malekas
October 25, 2018|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
We got our tours through Expedia. Bought a package that included Juneau and Ketchikan city tours for a little over $100. Our tour guide was of Indian discent, who gave us a detailed history of the totem poles. This he... More
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May 8, 2018|
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Response from bchamlet | Reviewed this property |
At the time I visited, at the end of the season, there was only one person on duty to answer questions. During the summer, I think there might be more guides on site, especially for the lodge.
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ron t
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I was on a trip there with the cruise ship but think it might have been about 15 dollers on the gate
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