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Remarkable art and tradition

The Saxman native village was a highlight of my visit to Ketchikan. The designs on the totem poles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bchamlet
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Canada
Visit with Alaskan natives.

While in Ketchikan on our Alaskan cruise. We had the opportunity to visit Saxman village as our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dianna M
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South Amboy, New Jersey
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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” (58 reviews)
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Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Saxman native village was a highlight of my visit to Ketchikan. The designs on the totem poles were both beautiful and culturally significant; there is even a carver on site to explain how the work is conceived and finished. The friendly people on site...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Ketchikan on our Alaskan cruise. We had the opportunity to visit Saxman village as our land excursion. Very interesting look into the Alaskan natives way of life.Also how the are preserving the history with their young children. From the short video on history...More

Thank Dianna M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very welcoming village. We watched a display of traditional dancing which was lovely as even the little children were dancing. The totem poles were explained along with their history. We watched some carving being done. A lovely little gift shop on site.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 1 October 2017 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

1  Thank andreaat62
Reviewed 30 September 2017

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
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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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