Totem Bight State Historical Park, Ketchikan

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On a former Native American campground, Totem Bight State Historical Park showcases 15 totem poles and a replica of a community house that help tell the heritage of the region. Nestled on 13 hectares (33 acres) of Alaskan forestland, the site showcases 19th-century totems depicting characters to help tell stories of local tribes. You'll see how the community lived with a view of the clan house that had removable floorboards for storage and separate living quarters that could house up to 50 people. The surrounding topography is home to bears and wolves, sea lions, deer, and eagles. If you wander farther toward the bays and inlets, you may spot whales. Arrange your visit to Totem Bight State Historical Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ketchikan using our Ketchikan journey maker app.
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  • Short loop trail with wonderful totem poles and beautiful beach views. I even saw whales spouting from the beach. 
    Short loop trail with wonderful totem poles and beautiful beach views. I even saw whales spouting from the beach.  more »
  • Great state park with easy to hike trail and educational details. I was with my mother in her 70s who had no issues getting down to the beach and exploring the Totems. The Clan house was... 
    Great state park with easy to hike trail and educational details. I was with my mother in her 70s who had no issues getting down to the beach and exploring the Totems. The Clan house was...  more »
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  • Great place to go and see the totem poles. They are amazing how tall they are and the details that are in each one of them. The park is nice and clean and also has a great little beach for when the sun is out. Parking is great and has several of outhouse style bathrooms that were clean. Highly recommend.
  • A great place for cruisers to go to learn about totem poles and the local first nations. Find a guided tour with a reputable guide. We arranged for one through our cruise line and got Karen R., who was very knowledgeable albeit a little dismissive of first nation origin stories (the raven and the sun), which we find to be just as plausible as biblical creation myths...

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