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Totem Bight State Historical Park

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Totem Bight State Historical Park

978 Reviews
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Kim K wrote a review Dec. 2020
4 contributions
This park was filled with totem poles. Placards throughout the park explained what each totem represented and some of the history.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Nate C wrote a review Sep. 2020
Ellensburg, Washington1,075 contributions167 helpful votes
Nice place to take in the history here and also a nice waterfront place to take in the views. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Kelley V wrote a review Aug. 2020
11 contributions2 helpful votes
Easily accessible by bus. Everything was closed due to Covid-19. It was a nice little visit. The park has good signage that explains the different totems.
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Date of experience: July 2020
stork90 wrote a review Jun. 2020
Mount Juliet, Tennessee850 contributions273 helpful votes
We had the park to ourselves on a rainy June morning (probably thanks to COVID). As the one tip noted, definitely bring a rain jacket, and if you have it, rain pants and waterproof shoes help keep you more comfortable. We thought the signage was really pretty thorough, and we were able to download the guide to the park (from Alaska parks website) to a phone, since the visitor center wasn't open. This gave us explanations of the numbered totem poles. What a peaceful and beautiful place! Easy to get to by city bus (Silver line), and they run only hourly. This was the perfect amount of time for a leisurely visit to take photos, read all the signs and wander the trail.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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rainbirdmuse wrote a review Feb. 2020
Ketchikan, Alaska78 contributions24 helpful votes
Even at the height of summer this historical site offers a respite from the chaos if you go in the quiet evening. Offseason it is just you and the wind in the trees!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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