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This history and story of this totem pole is very interesting. A trip to Ketchikan requires... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeanne D
Leechburg, Pennsylvania

At the entrance to Creek Street you cannot miss this impressive tribute to Chief Johnson who used... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eerwah Vale, Australia
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Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This history and story of this totem pole is very interesting. A trip to Ketchikan requires learning about this totem pole and the significance of the poles.

Thank Jeanne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the entrance to Creek Street you cannot miss this impressive tribute to Chief Johnson who used to greet every ship stopping at Ketchikan.

Thank EileenW1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take five minutes and look at the pole. Read the sign. You cannot lose by taking a look. A fine example of traditional Tlingit Art.

Thank Loren778899
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Apparently, this is not the original totem pole of Chief Johnson but nevertheless, it's a very colourful and interesting replica!! We loved the various totem poles we saw in Alaska - such workmanship and meanings - wish I'd had time to study them all!

Thank casswife
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We like this spot. The totem pole is easy to see and photograph. The creek is right close by with salmon and seals swimming in it.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We walked by this by accident, it is a replica and a good piece of workmanship and lovely coloured painting.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is actually a replica of the Cheif Johnson Totem Pole which was raised nearby in 1901. The original stood until 1982. It stands near the walkway to Creek Street. If you want to see the original it is in the Totem Heritage Museum.

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Lots of history in Ketchikan, and people are friendly. It gets kind of crazy when you first get off the cruise ships due to the number of people invading this small town, but make sure you do some walking in the downtown area, lots to...More

Thank BrendaV63
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We saw this totem pole on a recent trip and it is awaiting repair of his nose. It is a nice attraction and remainder of the native people in the center of town. I would like to return to see it after it is repaired.

Thank lovestotravel061
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located on a street square, this is a worth a quick look and photo opportunity. One can pick up information about Chief Johnson at nearby museums, if one so desires.

Thank Dhanan
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