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9883 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9246
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think we were very lucky to have Braden as our tour guide. He may be the best tour guide I have come across equal parts knowledge and humour and makes it hard to have a bad time on the tour. The park itself is...More

Thank SamuelDwyer
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I saw this place as an excursion from a ship. It was very worth it. Bill, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the totem poles, and the people who lived in the area. To learn about totem poles, and the people,...More

Thank sharkgarden
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a tour booked through my cruise ship. The guide Rebecca Thelen was great and very knowledgeable. She explained the history of totem poles and how they were used. What I thought I knew about totem poles was very wrong!!!

Thank Juli-Anna H
Reviewed 3 days ago

You hike a little ways in to the Totem Poles and the tribal house. You are allowed to go into the house. Many interesting stories written for you to read.

Thank roziet4422
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Short excursion to the park. The poles were beautiful and fascinating. Good for all ages. Great for elementary age children who learn about Native Americans. Lots of walking on a path, old be challenging for those with limited mobility. We were with a tour guide...More

Thank Annemarie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park occupies a beautiful forest overlooking the water, and the high point is a visit to the clan house, which you can enter, and there's also a number of totems. Children will probably be bored, so it's probably not worth $5 per person to...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ketchikan is the best place to visit for Totem Poles, but make sure you take an actual tour or else you just end up staring at poles and you don't understand what you are looking at. There is so much rich history behind each totem...More

Thank bChAnTeLLeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this park as part of an excursion, after the Lumberjack show. It seemed we were rushed and the park was OK, just not outstanding. If we had it to do over, we would have probably hung out downtown.

Thank jja53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful seaside park with clearly defined walking paths. Here you can learn about native life of the Tlingit and Haida peoples in olden times. There were many beautifully carved totem poles...some are new and others were restored. Some are restored right on the premises. There...More

2  Thank OntarioTravel3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the different totem poles. The carvings are unique. It’s located on the ocean which is very beautiful. The clan building is interesting. You can also Ty’s your. $5 admission without your.

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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!