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Potlatch Totem Park

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Address: 9809 Totem Bight Rd., Ketchikan, AK 99901
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+1 907-225-4445
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very interesting. slippery walk in the rain

take an umbrella on a cloudy day- take a walking stick if you are uneasy on your feet. take a camera !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mary G
Livingston, Texas, United States
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Livingston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

take an umbrella on a cloudy day- take a walking stick if you are uneasy on your feet. take a camera !

Thank Mary G
Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

It is a quiet peaceful 1/2 walk during the winter. Took some current pictures. I have been bringing people here for 15 years when they visit. My favorite tourist location.

Thank Marlene S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Great place to visit got a lot of history which was very interesting, lots of totem poles telling lots of stories!

Thank Bluebird1457
Welches, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

the park is adjacent to Totem Bight, take the path to the left of the entranced and walk past the gift shop to enter the park. There was no charge for the park. The clan house is beautiful, be sure to go inside. Walk the grounds and see the amazing poles as well as an antique car museum which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This excursion was great. Ed the driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable about the totem poles and the stories they tell. I recommend this tour for everyone that visits Ketchikan.

Thank Marcia M
newark ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Potlatch Park is owned by a private person who has chosen to share his collections and resources with the public. Thank you very much for being so generous. The cars on display and gun collections were very interesting. The wood carvers shop is a true testament to the carvers awesome talent. He was not there the day we were but... More 

Thank Nancy C
Oerum Djurs, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

we booked a private guided tour with KTCT Ketchikan tours. Dave took us to this fantastic old fishing ground of the Tlingit Natives where we experienced and admired the beautiful carved totem poles. He told us about the meaning of the poles, showed us the beautifyul clan house and carvery. I highly recommend a visit.

Thank Elvira R
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Potlatch Totem Park is something different. While you are in Ketchikan do this trip and visit the Totem Park. You will get some information regarding this phenomena .

Thank Yossi N
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were on a boat tour of the wildlife and waterway environment north of Ketchikan and came across the Totem park. Our tour guide (Captain Jeff of Lighthouse, Totems, and Eagles Excursions), spent time pointing out the history of the park and maneuvered his craft in order to get great pictures of the community house and the totems in the... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The carvings and their significance in the native culture is very interesting. Lots of history here and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. This is a great overview of Tlingit culture and some beautiful scenery as well.

Thank GraceofGod

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