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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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"totem poles"

Interesting tour that explained history of the village complete w/ native dancing, totem pole carving, etc..

Reviewed September 9, 2016
Sarasota, Florida
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

We were scheduled to spend another hour at this center, but our cruise ship had to leave port early. We missed some features of the village, and felt super rushed.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

The walk - a long stroll, really - along the water from Ketchikan to Saxman is more enjoyable than the village itself. We saw bald eagles roosting, walking on the water's edge and flying gracefully, on the way there. A dozen totem poles have been brought to Saxman and placed around a tribal house that was sill being used by... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Wonderful display of totem poles. Interesting. There is viewing area where you can see someone working on a totem pole. Easy to walk around. Admission is $5.00 per person.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Interesting tour that explained history of the village complete w/ native dancing, totem pole carving, etc..

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Went here with others not my choice. It was nice if you are into the history. People were friendly and they did a good job explaining the history. I am just not into that.

Thank Jim E
Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

We visited the Saxman Totem Village as part of a cruise shore tour from Ketchikan. Our guide was able to tell us about some of the totems, but we were not able to access the workshop, but we could see some of what was going on inside from the windows. We also did not have access to the clan house.

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Nashville, TN
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We enjoyed a visit to Totem Bight a few years ago, so we decided to check out Saxman on our recent visit. We caught the local bus on Stedman (down the street from the pink Federal Building) -- one dollar each way. The ride to Saxman was very short, and the driver helpfully instructed everyone where to get off for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

From Ketchikan visitor centre we hired a motor coach tour . We were first taken a few miles south of downtown,Saxman native village . It home to an extensive collection of Totem poles, there are more totem poles in Ketchikan than anywhere else in the world. Each totem has its own story,there was one,having a boy , who went for... More 

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Montagrier, France
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Don't go. Location much better at totem bight,also full of coach loads of tourists. Go for the free experience at totem bight.

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Took the local $2 bus (all day ticket) down to Saxman village, bought the $5 entry ticket and the $1 booklet guide to the poles. Job done! The site included 21 or so poles of varying themes and sizes, and a clan house which was apparently only open to tour groups, however, 4 of us just happened to be around... More 

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