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Chief Johnson Totem Pole

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Address: Ketchikan, AK

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Saw this, and the museum in Ketchikan. Try to see all you can!

Lots of history in Ketchikan, and people are friendly. It gets kind of crazy when you first get off the cruise ships due to the number of people invading this small town, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Casa Grande, AZ
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Casa Grande, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history in Ketchikan, and people are friendly. It gets kind of crazy when you first get off the cruise ships due to the number of people invading this small town, but make sure you do some walking in the downtown area, lots to see!!! We tried to shop local Alaskan family owned stores.

Thank BrendaV63
Lisbon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this totem pole on a recent trip and it is awaiting repair of his nose. It is a nice attraction and remainder of the native people in the center of town. I would like to return to see it after it is repaired.

Thank lovestotravel061
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on a street square, this is a worth a quick look and photo opportunity. One can pick up information about Chief Johnson at nearby museums, if one so desires.

Thank Dhanan
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 

Thank mikesierra
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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

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