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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

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Address: 103 Monastery Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: +1 907-747-0110
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Well worth a walk through

We had only a few hours stop in Sitka whilst traveling from on the Marine Hwy ferry Skagway to Wrangell and unfortunately it was not long enough to to fully explore the park and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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North Mackay, Australia
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North Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had only a few hours stop in Sitka whilst traveling from on the Marine Hwy ferry Skagway to Wrangell and unfortunately it was not long enough to to fully explore the park and make the most of the Visitors Centre. It was a beautiful walk along a wide, flat path through towering hemlock and spruce trees, made all the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

From the centre of town (ie. the Information Centre), the walk to Totem Park is an easy 10-15 minute fairly flat walk around the waters edge until you reach the park. The centre there had interesting artifacts but it is located right on the forest's edge with story poles (totem poles) outside and in. If you walk past the centre... More 

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great place to visit. Very informative and the walk through the Totem Poles is just beautiful. The trees are breathtaking too.

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Thank CherylBiehn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great totem poles and a wonderful place for local history. A fun walk. Guided vocal tour by phone. The center has unique items from years past.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see and do if you are in Sitka. The trails and views are beautiful but more importantly is the history provided along the way. It is still wild enough that wildlife is everywhere.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the park and the Totems they are impressive. The scenery is pretty at the park and its definitely a relaxing place to stop.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I made my way here on a slightly rainy/misty morning. I didn't get to see all of the totems because of a series of races being held where the participants were running the forest trails near the museum. I did enjoy the few that I did get to see, and the museum itself was very nice. I wish the gift... More 

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Jemez Pueblo NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We walked here from the cruise ship docks along a very nice waterfront paved walkway. The place is full of local information and totems on display. We especially enjoyed the displays on how totems are carved. Rangers and volunteers were very helpful.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you go to Sitka, do not by any means miss visiting the Totem Park. The knowledgeable rangers will gladly visit with you, and there are ranger-led walks regularly. If you prefer, they will loan you a laminated card set describing the totems along the trail, but the real fun way for folks with smartphones to tour is to listen... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Whether you have only a few hours or three days, this is an attraction you don't want to miss. It is beautiful and shows so much the pride the people in the area have. A lovely place to go.

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