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Trying to preserve history

Nice that they are trying to present some historical scenery in Alaska. Even though its a replica... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
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Chief Kyan Totem Pole inside Whale Park in Ketchikan, AK

According to our map guide, this totem is the second copy of an original carved more than a century... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Nice that they are trying to present some historical scenery in Alaska. Even though its a replica, nice to see something other than jewelry stores on the landscape. Could be in a better location.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dinerdon
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The origin Chief Kyan Totem Pole is now in the Totem Heritage Center, but this reproduction is striking. It is the second reproduction of a pole that was raised in the last 1880's, for a chief of the Tlingit people. The pole shows the lineage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Pictures just can't show how big these things are. The workmanship that went into these with primitive tools is astounding

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sherry M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is a beautifully carved totem pole but it is in a bad location for scenic pictures. If you are just going shopping or a tourist from a cruise ship, however, it is very accessible and I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

It's difficult to keep up your enthusiasm or inquisitiveness for totem poles and the like once you've seen more than 1000. This is a nice totem pole but then again I struggle to come up with reference points to determine good and bad poles. Do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Whale park is supposed to be the shape of a whale but over time, the parking lot was expanded and the road widened, so the tail is kinda gone. Shade,, benches and flowers. Good spot for close ups of flowers. Across the street is the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

I was literally hopping up and down when I saw this for the first time. A real treat for those who have never been in Alaska!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bChAnTeLLeb
Reviewed June 25, 2018

According to our map guide, this totem is the second copy of an original carved more than a century ago. The first copy in in the Totem Heritage Center. It is composed of a bear, a thunderbird and a crane on top. It was initially...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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