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Old 07-10-2006, 09:13 AM
Karen Knowlton Karen Knowlton is offline
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There are actually many other things to do in Ketchikan. There are 2 parks which feature totem poles - Totem Bight State Park is about 5 miles out of town and has restored and newly made totem poles around a reconstructed winter tribal "longhouse"; having a guided tour would be helpful as you'll learn more about the culture and the poles that way. Or there's Saxman native village, where you may get to see artisans making totem poles. You can walk around the downtown area, poke into the shops and visit Dolly's place, an old brothel which is now a museum. Misty Fjords would be quite a trip, but if that's too pricey for your budget, consider one of these options, or a wildlife expedition.