This tourist attraction is all about the money. A very unfriendly man collects $5.00 to walk up the hill to see the totems. To see any other attractions/buildings, you have to pay additional monies. For $5.00 you walk up the hill and what you see from the bottom is what you pay for, unless you want to shell out additional monies to enter buildings.
Instead, go to Totem Bight Alaska State Park and walk in a beautiful park setting and look at pretty Totems, for free. That is right, for free. Of course, we were treated so kindly that we left donations for our stay. They offer complimentary coffee and hot chocolate in the gift shop, donations accepted. The people in the gift shop are so friendly and helpful that you want to adopt them!!
We took public buses to both totem attractions. If you only have time for one, skip Saxman. If you have time for both, well then enjoy. One is all about the monies and the other is folksy home style Alaska.
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