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Saxman Native Village

Ketchikan, AK
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Private Tour on 14 Passenger Shuttle Bus in Ketchikan Alaska
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“clan house” (51 reviews)
“totem poles” (195 reviews)
“gift shop” (42 reviews)
Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to see large story totem poles. You will really feel the Tkligit culture as you still among them.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Discernables
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank GoVacationBeHappy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Nancyjfabrizimiller
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Loren778899
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank fbnh20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow is all I can say. This place makes you understand the natives. The attempted to teach their language. We did our best. Well worth the time and money to learn history.

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank tiatoo
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What time does the gift shop and everything close at Saxman Village?
13 February 2017|
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Response from Marlene S | Reviewed this property |
everything depends on how many cruise ships are in town and what their departure time is. on most days will be open till about 3 however you will not find authentic art there. if you are interested in authentic art you... More
Hi, gogogoLongIsland. What would you like to know about this attraction? Saxman Village Ketchikan: which tours include visiting the inside of the Clan House including a Native Dancing show and the Carving Shed outside?
2 February 2017|
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Response from RoamingOutAndAbout | Reviewed this property |
Our tour in September was also through the cruise ship and we were taken into the Clan House and given a show and into the carving house. We were disappointed with both. The history is interesting. I will point out our trip... More
How much was the price per person?
20 September 2016|
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Response from Deanna O | Reviewed this property |
Their web site says the price of admission is $35 Look for Saxman Totem Park in your search bar