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Totem Bight State Historical Park

Ketchikan, AK
+1 907-617-1461
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USD 56.00*
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Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour
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USD 45.00*
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Totem Bight and Potlatch Park plus Ketchikan City Tour
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USD 80.00*
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“city bus” (67 reviews)
“clan house” (119 reviews)
“silver line” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:00
Ketchikan, AK
+1 907-617-1461
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such amazing history and stories of the families and the amazing work done in the area to tell these totem stories! Beautiful!

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice self guided park with an easy path through the woods to a clan house and multiple totem poles. Very well done and the information in the self guide pamphlet provides as much information as the people taking the guided tours were getting.

Thank DaveL1945
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we arrived by cruise ship, we went straight into the visitors centre at the cruise dock for a map and guidance. We took the silver line local bus for $2 each and that dropped us right in the Totem Bight Park....perfect. Much better than...More

1  Thank Colourqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here through Sourdough Tours. Our guide explained all the totem poles, their significance and stories surrounding them. We did not go inside the hall because time did not permit. This is a nice place to take beautiful pictures and listen to the story...More

Thank lovethemouse p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would be great to do with little kids. We enjoyed our stroll through the park and learning the history of totem poles. This park is also on the water...

Thank ghibesan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Story poles were and remain an important Cultural icon of Tlingit and Haida clans. They each tell a different story. This is the largest collection of story or Totem poles In The world. All carved by Native Alaskan artist. These were never used in religion...More

Thank 170bradr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It rained heavily the day we visited the park and our tour was cut short because the visitors were all soaking wet. This was a very interesting site and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. I wish we had more time. The gift shop has the...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour from our ship to this site and it was amazing. Our tour guide was so enthusiastic and full of knowledge about the totem poles. He told us a story about each of the poles and we learned a lot of history...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little bit of local culture. Takes less than an hour to visit and it is very informative. a good photo op for the family.

Thank Bruce512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you take the bus, make sure to have plenty of change, and get on the correct direction. They don't give change. The park is small, well maintained, and is about 30-45 minute. Information center staff was friendly.

Thank yael655
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Samantha P
13 August 2017|
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Response from Tracey M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an amazing gift shop and they even gave out free cookies.
Wendy T
1 March 2017|
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Response from Lily B | Reviewed this property |
No but you can take the city bus on the main street. There should be a bus stop right in front of the coffee shop, across the street from where the ships arrive.this will save you money.
7 January 2017|
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Response from Erika J | Reviewed this property |
For sure there is shuttle bus to the park and there are some taxis around Ketchikan. There is no problem with transportation.