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103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
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Reviewed 29 June 2007

fun for everyone! the park is right where cruise ships are anchored. very pleasant walk through beautiful pine forest looking out to snow capped mountains. the trail is only about a mile loop, so it was easy for kids to run and us older folks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Sitka then this is a place to visit there is so much to see and do here. We loved the walks

Thank Annetta B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to spend the day. We left the cruise port and had time on our tour to wander the park. It is so large that we needed more time to see the further sections. We did wander along the totem trail that...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were very impressed with the Totem Park, the Rain Forest Trails and the historic documentary which lasted about 20 minutes with a history of the Russian influence, the Native Culture and early life. W also enjoyed seeing the salmon running upstream.

Thank AlandDebM
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If you are the least bit curious about the history of Russian involvement and ownership of what is now America (ownership before the 2016 election that is) by all means stop here. In typical National Park Service fashion the Historical Park goes above and beyond...More

1  Thank 227craigf
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A comfortable walk from the cruise ship, we enjoyed the prime examples and history of the totems. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. What was really fantastic was the walk through the forest behind the building. We regret we didn't do this first, as we...More

1  Thank Gilbert00
Reviewed 23 September 2018

The trails behind the Totem Museum are wonderful, We walked the trails in early September when the Salmon were running. LOTS of Salmon were running. 1000's of Salmon were running. Very, very easy to catch Salmon. Saw a few totem Poles, but not many.

Thank dcyonce
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Good history, short film, trails and more for families etc. The side trail to the river was so green and the salmon in the river looked like you could walk across the stream without getting wet!

Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed 19 September 2018

the combination of a lovely setting, interesting attractions, and proximity to downtown Sitka make this a "must-see". Even with light rain falling, it was great.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We took a Sitka tour bus from town that dropped us at the Fortress of the Bear (1 hour visit) and the Raptor Center (1 hour visit). We did not know what to do after that and wasted some time. If I had it do...More

Thank SanDiegoParent
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I think everyone who visits Sitka should visit this park. The history of the totems and the Tlingit people is so interesting and being able to stand next to a totem is awesome. The walk through the park is absolutely wonderful and is very easy....More

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Response from cad33049 | Reviewed this property |
To get to the park, you just take a leisurely stroll along a paved walkway. It is not a long or difficult walk. It is a very nice walk with things to see along the way. You will enjoy it, even in the rain.🙂
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Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More