Ketchikan

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About Ketchikan
Ketchikan is the south-eastern most city in Alaska, in the United States of America.

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show celebrates Ketchikan's logging heyday.

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Centre on Main Street has an interactive rainforest gallery and gift shop.

Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles, on view at the nearby Saxman Native Village, Totem Bight State Park and the Totem Heritage Centre.

See black bears catch and eat salmon at Neets Bay in Tongass National Forest (late July-end September).

For keen hikers, head to Deer Mountain, a 3 mile trail that begins in Ketchikan.

Go sea kayaking, deep-sea fishing, and tour the Misty Fjords by air. For more information, visit the tourist centre at the pier.

Downtown at the Eagle Spirit Gallery and Scanlon Gallery view interesting native Indian arts, from ivory carvings to cedar bark baskets and masks.

For a good view of Ketchikan and beyond, travel up by funicular from Creek Street to the hilltop resort of Cape Fox Lodge.

Fishing excursions are very popular in Ketchikan, choose from either salmon or bottom fishing for rock fish and halibut.

Ketchikan's Potlach Park feature re-created Native Alaskan villages with traditional tribal homes and hand-carved totem poles.

Creek Street and it's surrounding area is a popular tourist area with shops and galleries. It is located around a block from the cruise ship dock.

Authentic Alaska native and contemporary art produced by local artists make great gifts. These include miniature totem carvings, masks, hand painted drums, paintings, sculptures and glass work.

Favourites on menus here include salmon, halibut, crab, shrimp, oysters and clams. Local dishes include creamy seafood chowders, salmon burger or salmon jerky. Beach asparagus, berries, seaweed and Hudson’s Bay tea leaves are all traditional native foods.
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Ships dock in the centre of town. If the port is busy, ships may be required to anchor and tender passengers ashore. Small ships occasionally use the dock around a mile south of town.

The nearest car hire is around 1½ miles from the dock area.
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