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Address: Ketchikan, AK

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Lovely replica!

Apparently, this is not the original totem pole of Chief Johnson but nevertheless, it's a very colourful and interesting replica!! We loved the various totem poles we saw in... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Apparently, this is not the original totem pole of Chief Johnson but nevertheless, it's a very colourful and interesting replica!! We loved the various totem poles we saw in Alaska - such workmanship and meanings - wish I'd had time to study them all!

Thank casswife
Wenatchee, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We like this spot. The totem pole is easy to see and photograph. The creek is right close by with salmon and seals swimming in it.

Thank Dave H
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We walked by this by accident, it is a replica and a good piece of workmanship and lovely coloured painting.

Thank Margaret G
Sydney, Aust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is actually a replica of the Cheif Johnson Totem Pole which was raised nearby in 1901. The original stood until 1982. It stands near the walkway to Creek Street. If you want to see the original it is in the Totem Heritage Museum.

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Casa Grande, AZ
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Lots of history in Ketchikan, and people are friendly. It gets kind of crazy when you first get off the cruise ships due to the number of people invading this small town, but make sure you do some walking in the downtown area, lots to see!!! We tried to shop local Alaskan family owned stores.

Thank BrendaV63
Lisbon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We saw this totem pole on a recent trip and it is awaiting repair of his nose. It is a nice attraction and remainder of the native people in the center of town. I would like to return to see it after it is repaired.

Thank lovestotravel061
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located on a street square, this is a worth a quick look and photo opportunity. One can pick up information about Chief Johnson at nearby museums, if one so desires.

Thank Dhanan
Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The totem pole is impressive and the story of Fog woman and Raven is simply enchanting. combine this with a visit to the Totem Heritage Centre.

Thank George647
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Nice carvings and explanation of the totems. Set up in a little park with lovely flowers close to Creek Street. Easy walking distance from the cruise ships.

Thank seetheworld2014
Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a replica pole of one constructed in 1901 (the original is at the Totem Pole Heritage Center) with a useful information plaque. It's located on Steadman Street near the junction with Mill Street and should be Included as part of a city walking tour - you can pick up a guide map at the Visitors' Bureau. There is... More 

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