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Things to do in Ketchikan

At the southern tip of the Inside Passage, Ketchikan's charm is scenically backed by forested hills and overlooks Tongas Narrows, a waterway that constantly hums with fishing boats, ferries and floatplanes. Primely situated as a transportation hub for Southern Alaska, this port city, dubbed "First City", is a great initial introduction to the acclaim of Alaska.

For those hoping to reel in a big catch, Ketchikan's fame as a major salmon fishery offers one of the best opportunities along the Southeast coast. The resident salmon is also a big draw for the stately American Bald Eagles, deeming Ketchikan as "the eagle capital of America".

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Tlingit and Haida cultures are featured through an impressive collection of totem poles from the 19th century. 
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Explore the colorful streets and discover the history of maritime exploration, fishing, logging and mining that is evidently woven into this rainy seascape.

 

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