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Address: Ketchikan, AK

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Not to be missed !!

The totem pole is impressive and the story of Fog woman and Raven is simply enchanting. combine this with a visit to the Totem Heritage Centre.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The totem pole is impressive and the story of Fog woman and Raven is simply enchanting. combine this with a visit to the Totem Heritage Centre.

Thank George647
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nice carvings and explanation of the totems. Set up in a little park with lovely flowers close to Creek Street. Easy walking distance from the cruise ships.

Thank seetheworld2014
Bourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a replica pole of one constructed in 1901 (the original is at the Totem Pole Heritage Center) with a useful information plaque. It's located on Steadman Street near the junction with Mill Street and should be Included as part of a city walking tour - you can pick up a guide map at the Visitors' Bureau. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Love the town so beautiful, great shopping ! Caribou Creek on Main Street, and the Rain Barrel on spruce mill way, both have lovely local Jewelry, as well as amazing Art work.

Thank Cathi B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Right in the downtown area there is an example of wood carving artwork This pole has been around for many years, I believe it has been copied and restored from one found and moved by CCC workers.

Thank SaxmanRaven
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Cool to see a totem pole up close and very near the entrance to Creek Street if you are headed there.

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Elverta, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Can you tell which is the raven? Each totem tells a story and is unique. Read about the history and the meaning. You may be surprised and glad you did.

Thank Robert H
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

As I understand it, this is a replica of the original Chief Johnson totem, which now resides in the Totem Heritage Center. Nevertheless, this replica is impressive, being very tall (55 feet), and located in town, just near the walkway to Creek Street. The figure at the top of the pole is a Kadjuk bird.

Thank Roobydoo5
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of many interesting totem poles throughout the town. This one is not your typical design in that it has a long unfinished area above leading up to the "bird" flying overhead.

Thank Cheese4ever
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

this totem pole has a plaque which explains what you are looking at. It is located right before you enter creek shopping area.

Thank Colorado2Connection

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