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Potlatch Totem Park

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Address: 9809 Totem Bight Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9200
Phone Number: +1 907-225-4445
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US$45.00*
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Totem Bight and Potlatch Park plus Ketchikan City Tour
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US$850.00*
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Private Tour on 14 Passenger Shuttle Bus in Ketchikan Alaska
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US$80.00*
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wonderful history.

Great place to visit got a lot of history which was very interesting, lots of totem poles telling lots of stories!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bluebird1457
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit got a lot of history which was very interesting, lots of totem poles telling lots of stories!

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Welches, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

the park is adjacent to Totem Bight, take the path to the left of the entranced and walk past the gift shop to enter the park. There was no charge for the park. The clan house is beautiful, be sure to go inside. Walk the grounds and see the amazing poles as well as an antique car museum which was... More 

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Sylmar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This excursion was great. Ed the driver/tour guide was very knowledgeable about the totem poles and the stories they tell. I recommend this tour for everyone that visits Ketchikan.

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newark ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Potlatch Park is owned by a private person who has chosen to share his collections and resources with the public. Thank you very much for being so generous. The cars on display and gun collections were very interesting. The wood carvers shop is a true testament to the carvers awesome talent. He was not there the day we were but... More 

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Oerum Djurs, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

we booked a private guided tour with KTCT Ketchikan tours. Dave took us to this fantastic old fishing ground of the Tlingit Natives where we experienced and admired the beautiful carved totem poles. He told us about the meaning of the poles, showed us the beautifyul clan house and carvery. I highly recommend a visit.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Potlatch Totem Park is something different. While you are in Ketchikan do this trip and visit the Totem Park. You will get some information regarding this phenomena .

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were on a boat tour of the wildlife and waterway environment north of Ketchikan and came across the Totem park. Our tour guide (Captain Jeff of Lighthouse, Totems, and Eagles Excursions), spent time pointing out the history of the park and maneuvered his craft in order to get great pictures of the community house and the totems in the... More 

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The carvings and their significance in the native culture is very interesting. Lots of history here and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. This is a great overview of Tlingit culture and some beautiful scenery as well.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Many are not aware of this hidden treasure that is near Totem Bight. But it was a great place to visit. It has a gift shop full of awesome knickknacks/tourist items. And the prices were reasonable.. But I only was in there for a few minutes before I loaded the bus. But I was fortunate enough to be at the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The poles in the park are incredible. Each pole really tells a story and represents different families. We saw a pole that was in progress of being carved. Sometimes it takes more than a year to complete one. Definitely worth the trip. Part of our Alaska tour

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