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Authentic and close to town

Nice park in the village of Saxman just outside of KTN to the south. Poles are well maintained... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Julie J
Palmer, Alaska

This was a very interesting and informative excursion from our cruise ship. It gave an insight into... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Lyn B
York, United Kingdom
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This unique park's 24 totem poles each tell a different story.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Nice park in the village of Saxman just outside of KTN to the south. Poles are well maintained, nicely presented an unique. A mini history of the area in carvings. Well worth the time to go see.

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was a very interesting and informative excursion from our cruise ship. It gave an insight into the native Indian people , the Tlingit. We were treated to an Indian dance in costume and saw the renowned wood carver Nathan Jackson at work. It was...More

1  Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The totem poles are really interesting. This was a great place to visit to get a sense of local culture and history. I really enjoyed this visit. We took the bus on our own. It would have been nice to have a guide but some...More

Thank Bitty007
Reviewed 11 September 2017

One of our Princess Cruise excursions. Short bus ride through Ketchikan to this Totem village. Even though it was mostly raining while we outside learning about the native totem poles, it was still an enjoyable experience. The lodge and dancing were interesting and the talk...More

Thank Leighannerap
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I learn a vast amount of knowledge while on this tour. The culture and craft of the native Indian people. Always thought that being on the bottom of the pole was a bad thing but now, I know different. Great free visit.

Thank sammied3000
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We took a bus trip there -- our guide was somewhat bored with the event and didn't get excited about the things we were seeing. We didn't get to see the video. If you get a good guide, you'll learn a lot about the totem...More

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a wonderful local guide who gave us a detailed history of the village. I think an explanation by a local is essential to understanding the importance of this site. The totem poles are beautiful works of art and the clan house was quite...More

Thank ewf97338
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Saxman Native Village is a short drive South of Ketchikan. The tour includes a short video on tribal history and culture. There is then a dance performance by natives in full ceremonial regalia in the clan house. The highlight is viewing the ~ 15 Tlingit...More

Thank Knyte7
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Saxman village with walk through rainforest - add pics from camera I walked the Joseph C Williams coastal trail from the cruiseship (approximately 2.5 miles) down to Saxman native village. I paid $5 to walk around to view the colorful totem poles. I didn't get...More

Thank travelwhere
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were part of a tour through our cruise line, Oceania, and were transported by van to the village. Our tour began with a short informative film with an introduction by a young man who did a great job. From there we were brought to...More

1  Thank Linekinlady
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Susanne S
6 July 2017|
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Sorry, just found the other questions on this subject !!
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
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