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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center was closed (Monday during the winter), but I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself on the trails under the canopy of spruce & hemlock. The poles are marked with a phone # so you can call for an audio tour to learn about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 804stacye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for all ages! It's well maintained so there are few (if any) tripping hazards. No stairs or hills to speak of, so its accessible to everyone. Great views and lots of opportunities to get out to the beach and check out some tide pools....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

If you visit Sitka then this is a place to visit there is so much to see and do here. We loved the walks

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Annetta B
Reviewed October 24, 2018

What a great place to spend the day. We left the cruise port and had time on our tour to wander the park. It is so large that we needed more time to see the further sections. We did wander along the totem trail that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill P
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were very impressed with the Totem Park, the Rain Forest Trails and the historic documentary which lasted about 20 minutes with a history of the Russian influence, the Native Culture and early life. W also enjoyed seeing the salmon running upstream.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlandDebM
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

If you are the least bit curious about the history of Russian involvement and ownership of what is now America (ownership before the 2016 election that is) by all means stop here. In typical National Park Service fashion the Historical Park goes above and beyond...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

A comfortable walk from the cruise ship, we enjoyed the prime examples and history of the totems. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. What was really fantastic was the walk through the forest behind the building. We regret we didn't do this first, as we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gilbert00
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The trails behind the Totem Museum are wonderful, We walked the trails in early September when the Salmon were running. LOTS of Salmon were running. 1000's of Salmon were running. Very, very easy to catch Salmon. Saw a few totem Poles, but not many.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dcyonce
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Good history, short film, trails and more for families etc. The side trail to the river was so green and the salmon in the river looked like you could walk across the stream without getting wet!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed September 18, 2018

the combination of a lovely setting, interesting attractions, and proximity to downtown Sitka make this a "must-see". Even with light rain falling, it was great.

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 4, 2016|
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Response from cad33049 | Reviewed this property |
To get to the park, you just take a leisurely stroll along a paved walkway. It is not a long or difficult walk. It is a very nice walk with things to see along the way. You will enjoy it, even in the rain.🙂
March 1, 2015|
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Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More