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Totem Bight State Historical Park

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9883 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9246
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Reviewed January 25, 2019

yes you must do it to see the native Alaskan heritage ,it is next to the ocean and you can collect some salmon berries while you are walking around the totems .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

It's worth the short ride to visit. It's a family must visit every time you're on the island. Great place to see Whales, Eagles and Totems.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eastcoastlight1
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

The pathway through Totem Bight State Park was a perfect place for our young kids to stretch their legs and explore the forest. The totem poles are amazing to see, and there is a good layout to the park to give time to take it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

I expected a bit more information about the various totem poles and was a bit disappointed by how little information there was. The totem poles themselves are pretty neat and the clan house was interesting. But again, I wish there was more information provided about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cowgoddess
Reviewed November 30, 2018

This is a very interesting park just a short drive from downtown Ketchiken. We went after cruise ship season had ended and had the park to ourselves. We spent about an hour walking around the park and checking out all the Totems.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We took a taxi to Totem Bight State Historical Park. We had a fun and funny taxi driver. He stayed at the Entrance and waited for us to make the tour of the grounds. It is about 30 min. from Ketchikan so it wasn't worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

When I was visiting my daughter in Ketchikan, we visited a lot of totem poles. They were scattered downtown, collected at Saxman Village, and in every museum. But THIS WAS MY FAVORITE PLACE to view them. The park has easy to access nature trails, my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Great Place to stroll and see God’s handiwork. Old forest resembles the best of Disney’s enchanted forest except that it is real and the indwellers do not include dwarves, trolls or anything really frightening. Great beachside vistas with Alaskan birds, too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank terris63
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Surprisingly small state park. Nestled in big trees and moss and ferns. What stood out, of course, were the totem polls. While there are plenty of other totems in Ketchikan, none are in as pretty a setting as this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angeles
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We visited in August. This park has many restored totems with descriptive placards about historical significance and the meaning of the icons. There is a lodge also. The staff were very informative and helpful suggesting other points of interest. This is a must-see in Ketchikan!

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 23, 2018|
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Response from Kenneth E | Reviewed this property |
Totem Bight Historic Site is easily accessible by taxi (probaly about $10 and I think is at least partly wheelchair accessible. There is information about the totem poles and the lodge house. It would be easily seen in 1 hr... More
January 25, 2018|
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Response from susgames13 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so- there is so much to learn about if you like history. I joined up with a tour group-they are so welcoming in Alaska and that took over an hour and then we explored on our own. There is also a nice gift... More
Samantha P
August 12, 2017|
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Response from susgames13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Small cabin-type building. Allow time to explore it. When we went there were many native crafts to purchase. Give yourself a couple of hours to take it all in-then buy your momento. Truly amazing!