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“Moving exhibit in gorgeous location”

Totem Bight State Historical Park
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Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour
Ranked #4 of 61 things to do in Ketchikan
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

This has to be the smallest state park in Alaska, but it's well worth the trip out of town (via Silver Line bus or car or cab) to experience it. About 15 totem poles, set along a winding path, right along the water, with a helpful explanation of the meaning of each. Peaceful and inspirational.

3  Thank BarbaraJ13
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Take your time strolling through Totem Bight State Park, there is so much to enjoy - a walking trail that takes you through giant cedars, totem poles, buildings,the shoreline to explore, either on the beach or from the viewing platform with telescope. The tranquility needs to be felt, the slower pace with so much nature and history around you. This is a special place.

1  Thank Pamela J
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

When in Ketchikan, this is a must do. This walking tour was slow paced, and I had plenty of time to take pictures.

2  Thank RVer40
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

So totems represent long and short stories for the ancient alaskan natives. This park is free and it is a great place to learn some history and to see a few totems being build. Souvenir shop on premises. Came here as part of our cruise excursion but it is only 10 minutes away from the port. Saw some eagles flying around. Nice place.

1  Thank Porky1999
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wife and I visited this great little park as part of a cruise, but came to the park on our own. We lucked out with the weather - it was really nice (mid 60's and scattered clouds).

As others have stated, there is no fee for the park. We got to stroll along the trail, viewing the totems and the clan house. The park brochure tells you all about them. A nice quiet place after the 2,800 people on our cruise ship and the madhouse of Ketchikan when three ships disembark at about the same time. It's a nice place to discover (or rediscover, in my case. I was here in 1957 as a child) some of Alaska's history and culture.

2  Thank ElliottBay
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