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Address: Ketchikan, AK

This unique park's 24 totem poles each tell a different story.

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Great totem poles

Great place to see large story totem poles. You will really feel the Tkligit culture as you still among them.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see large story totem poles. You will really feel the Tkligit culture as you still among them.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the Village tour and were shown a very informative video of the Tlingit people, then onward to the longhouse for dancing, the carving shed where a Master carver is working on a totem and finally to the totems where a story teller discribed the various poles and their stories.

Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved seeing the meeting house, even got up and danced. I loved that there were challenged members of the tribe and a baby included in the show - that's how families are supposed to work. It was interesting seeing the old guy carving on a totem pole, though he ranks up there with Greg Popovich for his answers to mundane... More 

Thank Discernables
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, sharing in the communities monthly get together, where they enjoy live music, theatre and fun , was a real highlight to my trip. The Ketchikan community is very talented and welcoming, and the Saxon House is a beautiful example, of community house, church or special place everyone can get together . Beautiful nature surrounds, and you meet people from... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This native village holds potential, but the entertainment and educational experience did not meet our expectations. The presentation about the totem poles was too brief. A master totem pole carvers was in the workshop, but he & his worker could not answer some questions that we thought were pretty basic, like why do some totems have an upsidedown animal or... More 

Thank Nancyjfabrizimiller
Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Short film, native dancing, magnificent carvings of poles and clan houses! The top of the list is the Tlingit art that was developed over 1,000's of years. The northwest carvers created a style all their own. The power, imagery, and evocative style combine for a forceful display of history, mythology, remembrance and culture.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While it was interesting to see the totem poles and the native dances, I felt that we got more history and feel for the culture from the young man who came on our bus at the end and answered questions. I think that adding some more historical perspective of the culture would enhance the experience. Most of the items sold... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow is all I can say. This place makes you understand the natives. The attempted to teach their language. We did our best. Well worth the time and money to learn history.

Thank Howard H
Gympie, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never been up close and personal with a totem before so we loved this spot. So many different totems and such fun designs. Pleased we hadn't tried to walk here from town because it is quite a trek.

Thank SuzannahA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Need a guide to fully appreciate the totem's significance. Our tour guide gave us good information about the replica and original totems there. We also learned about disposal of rotting totems. We were not able to see the carver in action.

Thank tiatoo

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