Great place to see large story totem poles. You will really feel the Tkligit culture as you still among them.
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We took the Village tour and were shown a very informative video of the Tlingit people, then onward to the longhouse for dancing, the carving shed where a Master carver is working on a totem and finally to the totems where a story teller discribed...More
Loved seeing the meeting house, even got up and danced. I loved that there were challenged members of the tribe and a baby included in the show - that's how families are supposed to work. It was interesting seeing the old guy carving on a...More
Wow, sharing in the communities monthly get together, where they enjoy live music, theatre and fun , was a real highlight to my trip. The Ketchikan community is very talented and welcoming, and the Saxon House is a beautiful example, of community house, church or...More
This native village holds potential, but the entertainment and educational experience did not meet our expectations. The presentation about the totem poles was too brief. A master totem pole carvers was in the workshop, but he & his worker could not answer some questions that...More
Short film, native dancing, magnificent carvings of poles and clan houses! The top of the list is the Tlingit art that was developed over 1,000's of years. The northwest carvers created a style all their own. The power, imagery, and evocative style combine for a...More
While it was interesting to see the totem poles and the native dances, I felt that we got more history and feel for the culture from the young man who came on our bus at the end and answered questions. I think that adding some...More
Never been up close and personal with a totem before so we loved this spot. So many different totems and such fun designs. Pleased we hadn't tried to walk here from town because it is quite a trek.
Need a guide to fully appreciate the totem's significance. Our tour guide gave us good information about the replica and original totems there. We also learned about disposal of rotting totems. We were not able to see the carver in action.