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First Nation community with lots of history to share

First Nation community run center with totems both historical and those being carved by current... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charles B
Alaska

Went here on a tour it's about 2 hour tour but includes other places it's very interesting they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda C
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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This unique park's 24 totem poles each tell a different story.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“gift shop” (57 reviews)
“master carver” (22 reviews)
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Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First Nation community run center with totems both historical and those being carved by current artisans.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a tour it's about 2 hour tour but includes other places it's very interesting they tell you the story of all the to ten poles and why they were decorated and painted in the different colours there is a big shop here...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour to this place was very interesting after we waited at another point for a while to see if you could see some black bears but they were hiding from us and visiting this village topped the tour. Learning about the Natives was interesting...More

Thank deleon202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place a couple of weeks ago and if you have a good guide which we didn't then it could be a bit average. We managed to listen to the commentary of one of the other guides and found it fascinating about the...More

Thank GS2013_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were independent travelers and there are lots better places to visit. There is a clan house, totem poles, and a totem carving display. But, we had to pay to go there but there are no interpretive signs and you cannot enter the clan house...More

Thank sustrav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The village is situated about 10-15 minutes drive from the main town of Ketchikan. There is a very interesting video about the historic origins of the area and then a short walk to the meeting place hut of the village. There you will enjoy music...More

Thank andreaat62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travel way back in time and see how totem poles got their start. You'll also see a working shop where poles are being constructed in front of your eyes depending on the time of day you go. Until you take a picture next to one...More

Thank Pete H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice park in the village of Saxman just outside of KTN to the south. Poles are well maintained, nicely presented an unique. A mini history of the area in carvings. Well worth the time to go see.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a very interesting and informative excursion from our cruise ship. It gave an insight into the native Indian people , the Tlingit. We were treated to an Indian dance in costume and saw the renowned wood carver Nathan Jackson at work. It was...More

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The totem poles are really interesting. This was a great place to visit to get a sense of local culture and history. I really enjoyed this visit. We took the bus on our own. It would have been nice to have a guide but some...More

Thank Bitty007
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Susanne S
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Response from Marlene S | Reviewed this property |
everything depends on how many cruise ships are in town and what their departure time is. on most days will be open till about 3 however you will not find authentic art there. if you are interested in authentic art you... More
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Response from RoamingOutAndAbout | Reviewed this property |
Our tour in September was also through the cruise ship and we were taken into the Clan House and given a show and into the carving house. We were disappointed with both. The history is interesting. I will point out our trip... More
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