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Potlatch Totem Park, Ketchikan

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Potlatch Totem Park hosts the most visible of native cultures with its authentically built tribal house, walls deeply carved inside and out, giving tribute to the major tribal ancestry of the area. Here you will look upon Raven, Eagle, Thunderbird, decked-out in cedar regalia, Wolves and Killer Whales. Not to mention the majestic 42' totem pole honoring Raven, who released the sun into the world.

Peer into one of the tribal homes to see the diorama of how Native Alaskans actually lived in the 1800s. You can then take a walk up to the Carving Center where you can view the carving in action! You'll even get a chance to meet one of the resident carvers and talk with them about the art.
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  • We took this as an excursion from our cruise ship. I am not sure of the tour company though. This was a worthwhile place to visit to see how the native people lived. Doesn't take very long but very... 
    We took this as an excursion from our cruise ship. I am not sure of the tour company though. This was a worthwhile place to visit to see how the native people lived. Doesn't take very long but very...  more »
  • Not much was open as the cruise ships are not here yet, but the owners family let us tour and visit the museum...terrific experience and the antique cars in the shed were a real feast for car buffs 
    Not much was open as the cruise ships are not here yet, but the owners family let us tour and visit the museum...terrific experience and the antique cars in the shed were a real feast for car buffs  more »
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  • The park was great, but the tour was crowded and rushed. This was NOT the fault of the park. We visited at the start of the season, so the tour company was challenged. Worth the time, I wish we had more time to walk around on our own.
  • I was going to Totem Bight State Park near Ketchikan Alaska and turned into the wrong parking lot. There was a large gift store and museum next to the parking lot which we checked out. The staff was friendly and helpful and suggested we tour the Potlatch Totem Park which is a part of the grounds where the store is. What great advice. There were several well carved Totems and outbuilding with displays, and a Totem carving area. The owner has done a great job and I really appreciate all of the work that when into this project. Much to my surprise there was a wonderful collection of antique cars in pristine shape. The museum inside the store is well worth visiting. There was no admission charge. If you are visiting Totem Bight State Park be sure and visit here. You will not be disappointed. There was a large pot of coffee that was free.

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