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Address: Ketchikan, AK

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

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Private Tour on 14 Passenger Shuttle Bus in Ketchikan Alaska
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Low man on totem pole

Learned a few things and it was pretty interesting and I would recommend it to all. Our tour bus driver stopped here and gave us his knowledge of it all which I'm certain was... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
Edison, New Jersey
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Castro Valley, California
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Reviewed June 2, 2016

A great tour of a native Tlingit village with language demos, dancing, and a wonderful collection of totem poles. Very informative. I love that native peoples are keeping their languages and cultural traditions alive. Gloria Griffins was a great guide -- funny, knowledgeable, energetic.

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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We took the public bus to the site (7-10 minutes from town) walked up the street, paid the 5$ , You stroll along one block, and a half-circle park seeing about 15 totems. Your entrance does not give you access to the clan house or the carving shed. There is a nice shop with some souvenirs and some handmade work.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This tour was a fascinating glimpse into the culture and life of the First Nations peoples of southeast Alaska. I highly recommend this tour.

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Millersport, Ohio
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Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

You have come this far, you might as well see some totem poles. They are surprisingly tall. Worth the 15 minutes to look around.

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Edison, New Jersey
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Learned a few things and it was pretty interesting and I would recommend it to all. Our tour bus driver stopped here and gave us his knowledge of it all which I'm certain was pretty accurate because he was a Native Alaskan. Low man is the most important, so I guess we should all hope to be low man on... More 

1 Thank anidaugh1
Maroochydore, Australia
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

Saxman Native Village has a good selection of totem poles. Our guide gave us a good insight into the story behind a lot of the poles. The visitor shop has lots of gifts to purchase too. A carver was at the village carving too, so that was good to see too.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is more of a tourist attraction, nothing of vintage all new totems, but still worth checking out !

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Richland, Washington
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

This tour was conducted entirely by Native Americans. They briefed us and gave us a tour of the totem village. Totem making was described & we saw them being made. Very nice display of totem poles. Walking required.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Stopped here on a local bus tour. Very informative and great to see the totem pole carvers in action.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

If you like history or love to experience different cultures, this is totally for you! The totem pole village is really amazing and learning how they get the logs to the village is neat. They also do a show which was adorable - the little girls in the show were too cute! I would recommend a visit if you have... More 

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