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Totem Bight State Historical Park

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9883 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9246
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a taxi to Totem Bight State Historical Park. We had a fun and funny taxi driver. He stayed at the Entrance and waited for us to make the tour of the grounds. It is about 30 min. from Ketchikan so it wasn't worth...More

Thank Barefoot29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was visiting my daughter in Ketchikan, we visited a lot of totem poles. They were scattered downtown, collected at Saxman Village, and in every museum. But THIS WAS MY FAVORITE PLACE to view them. The park has easy to access nature trails, my...More

Thank LisaAM514
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Great Place to stroll and see God’s handiwork. Old forest resembles the best of Disney’s enchanted forest except that it is real and the indwellers do not include dwarves, trolls or anything really frightening. Great beachside vistas with Alaskan birds, too.

Thank terris63
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Surprisingly small state park. Nestled in big trees and moss and ferns. What stood out, of course, were the totem polls. While there are plenty of other totems in Ketchikan, none are in as pretty a setting as this.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited in August. This park has many restored totems with descriptive placards about historical significance and the meaning of the icons. There is a lodge also. The staff were very informative and helpful suggesting other points of interest. This is a must-see in Ketchikan!

Thank pmwslo
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Whether you take a tour through your ship or from a local vendor (about the same price), this is a terrific way to see and appreciate the local culture and the totem poles created by local tribes and villages.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It was a beautiful setting, The tall majestic trees, the totems, blue water and a clear feeling in the air. This was a few of the things we discovered in Totem Bight State Historical Park. Our tour guide was Victor and he was the best...More

Thank Dianne R
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This was a very informative place to visit! Our guide told very interesting stories about the Totem Poles on site. We were also able to see one of the "masters" actually working on a Totem Pole in the workshop. Great visit in a beautiful area!

Thank Stournay
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Our tour guide, Alex, did a great job during our visit to Totem Bight. The grounds are beautiful and we learned much about forest growth and much more about the Totems and the traditions of carving. There were more than ten totems on display some...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This was a shore excursion from our Princess cruise with our 10 year old grandson. We followed up the lumberjack show with a trip to Totem Bight. Let me say that Braden was our tour guide/driver. He was just entertaining and so informative. I think...More

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24 June 2018|
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Response from Kenneth E | Reviewed this property |
Totem Bight Historic Site is easily accessible by taxi (probaly about $10 and I think is at least partly wheelchair accessible. There is information about the totem poles and the lodge house. It would be easily seen in 1 hr... More
26 January 2018|
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Response from susgames13 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so- there is so much to learn about if you like history. I joined up with a tour group-they are so welcoming in Alaska and that took over an hour and then we explored on our own. There is also a nice gift... More
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13 August 2017|
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Response from susgames13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Small cabin-type building. Allow time to explore it. When we went there were many native crafts to purchase. Give yourself a couple of hours to take it all in-then buy your momento. Truly amazing!