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Chief Johnson Totem Pole

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Totem Way, Corner Dock St, Ketchikan, AK
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Just Another Of Many

If you stroll over to Creek St., you can't miss this totem or the one at Whale Park. Both are good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jaybeeFL
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Florida
A Good Example of the Many Totem Poles in Ketchikan

Located in downtown Ketchikan at the top of Mill Street where it ends in its intersection with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good56%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“creek street” (17 reviews)
“quick look” (2 reviews)
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Totem Way, Corner Dock St, Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you stroll over to Creek St., you can't miss this totem or the one at Whale Park. Both are good examples of native Indian totems and provide good photo ops.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in downtown Ketchikan at the top of Mill Street where it ends in its intersection with Dock/Stedman Street, the Chief Johnson totem pole is a large, historic totem that will be hard to miss in any walk about the city and is a good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge totem pole in the middle of town - you can’t miss it. A fantastic photo opportunity, although it’s often difficult to get a photo without crowds of strangers.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

This is a replica, so it's a bit like rating a street sign with the copy of the Mona Lisa on it. Why rate it? That said, how can you rate it poor? It's like the historical markers all along America's highways and byways. It's...More

Thank livefun
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

It is located in a small square near the centre of town, is easily found, and takes a minute or two only to observe and photograph. Perhaps your rating of this structure will depend on whether you are fond of totem poles.

Thank Barrie L
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

A 5 minute stop is all you need to see this historically interesting work of art. Make sure to read the historical marker next to it.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Nothing all that different from all the other totems that can be viewed around town or at the various totem exhibits, such as Totem Bight. Take a quick look and photo (if you like) as you are walking toward the entrance bridge on the upper...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

If you enjoy Totem Poles, this is easy to find. In the heart of Ketchican and only a short walk from the cruise ship dock. Enjoy shopping and snacks at the many surrounding restaurants. Washrooms are available in the small mall across the street.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

You will see this totem right in the heart of town. It's in need of some repair but a good photo spot none the less.

Thank CandS2009
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is actually a replica of the Chief Johnson Totem Pole near the walkway to Creek Street. The original, which stood until 1982, was raised near this site. The original can be viewed in the Totem Heritage Museum.

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