Potlatch Totem Park
Potlatch Totem Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to Potlatch Park! We host some of the finest native art in the world. The park features an authentic tribal house, cedar totem poles, and a carving center. We also have a car museum!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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RuthyGlasgow
Glasgow766 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Guide was very young but knowledgeable and told the stories of the indigenous tribes and the stories of what was carved on the totem poles. So very interesting. Lovey park and enjoyed the walk around it all with the guide.
Written October 10, 2023
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Kimberlea A
Colorado Springs, CO33 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
The totems were very interesting, I would have liked to have something in writing to refer to regarding each totem.
We saw a whale just cruising along.
The Lumberjack show was so much fun. Too bad no videos were to be taken. The seats were covered bleachers.
I would do a return trip.
Written August 1, 2023
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Jp P
11 contributions
May 2023
Place would be tough to find on your own. Lots of interesting displays to see for free. Museum has gift shop and a rare guns display even if you're not into that. Many totems and antique cars too.
Written May 30, 2023
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Thank you so much for the review! We are working on our marketing to reach more people! Hope you can come visit again!
Written June 8, 2023
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Bridget T
Kissimmee, FL76 contributions
Sept 2022
I am a huge fan of history and native American culture. This was a win for me. I highly recommend the experience of visiting if you have the time
Written December 22, 2022
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Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed the park!
Written June 8, 2023
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Msrider0929
Monroe, NC99 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Great place with lots of history and totem poles. Learn from direct family by using Ketchikan Taxi Cab tours. See the history of how totems told a story. Learn how they are made. Also a great selection of antique cars. Great visit. Beautiful area
Written October 2, 2022
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Thank you for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written June 8, 2023
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,284 contributions
Jul 2022
This was the second half of our cruise ship excursion in Ketchikan. Our driver/guide, Robert, was excellent -he gave us a good commentary on the way there, gave a very good guided tour of key points of the park and also told us excellent retellings of the ancient legends behind many of the features we saw.
The park itself is a recreation of a traditional Haida village used to educate and inform both tourists and local First Nations children. It is very well done; I just wish our excursion timings had allowed for a longer visit so we could have seen and learnt more. You do need relatively sturdy shoes or walking type sandals as the ground underfoot is of varied type and uneven.
The gift shop is excellent!
Written July 29, 2022
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Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the park and gift shop! Hope to see you again! We are working on making the grounds easier to walk on!
Written June 9, 2023
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Dean D
Logan, UT6 contributions
Jul 2022
This park has the best art and architecture display of the Haida people. It has wonderful statues, plants, and the antique cars were a nice surprise. Great gift shop too!
Written July 26, 2022
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Thank you for the review! Hope to see you again!
Written June 9, 2023
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Nancy H
Bedford54 contributions
Jun 2022
We took this as an excursion from our cruise ship. I am not sure of the tour company though. This was a worthwhile place to visit to see how the native people lived. Doesn't take very long but very interesting!
Written June 25, 2022
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Glad you liked the park Nancy! Hope to see you again!
Written June 9, 2023
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Diamond2904
Buckinghamshire, England297 contributions
Jun 2022
We were disappointed with this trip. Although our bus driver explained about the history and stories behind the totem poles and the clan house we felt it was all too 'new' and lacked a sense of real history. We were told that totem poles only last about 80 years so maybe that is why the replicas didn't 'feel real'.
Nice gift shop at the end.
Written June 25, 2022
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Thank you for the input! The tribal house and carving center are authentic and based off historical buildings. We would love to tell you more about the park if you visit again.
Written June 9, 2023
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Joyce S
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Not much was open as the cruise ships are not here yet, but the owners family let us tour and visit the museum...terrific experience and the antique cars in the shed were a real feast for car buffs
Written July 2, 2021
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Thank you for the review! Glad you got to check out the park!
Written June 9, 2023
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