Ketchikan Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Misty Fjords National Monument

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Just 22 miles (35 kilometers) outside of Ketchikan lies the vast and remote Misty Fjords National Monument—a collection of sea cliffs, deep-cut fjords, glacial valleys, thick rainforests, and ...  Read more

Ketchikan Cruise Port

4.5 star rating: Recommended 263 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If you’re sailing north by cruise ship, Ketchikan Cruise Port will be your first port of call on the Alaska Marine Highway. The former salmon fishery town offers visitors a real taste of Alaska’s ...  Read more

Creek Street

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

In pioneering days every red-blooded gold-rush town had a red-light district, and during Ketchikan’s frontier past it was Creek Street. This historic bordello hub was built over Ketchikan Creek, ...  Read more

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Welcome to what is most likely heaven on Earth for Nordic fauna fanatics! The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is a 40-acre rainforest consisting of immense spruce, hemlock and cedar trees with a forest ...  Read more

Dolly's House

At the height of the gold rush, Ketchikan’s red-light area on Creek Street had around 30 bordellos. Dolly’s House tells the story of those rough and ready pioneering days. Dolly Arthur was one of ...  Read more

Guard Island Lighthouse

Known as Alaska’s most accessible lighthouse, the historic Guard Island Lighthouse lit up for the first time on Sept. 15, 1924. The original 34-foot wooden structure deteriorated over the years due ...  Read more

Inside Passage

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Extending from Washington’s Puget Sound, along the shores of British Columbia and into the Gulf of Alaska, the Inside Passage is a must-have experience when visiting Alaska. The waterway exists ...  Read more

Saxman Native Village

Saxman Native Village celebrates all things Alaskan and Tlingit, and that means totem poles, folklore and dance, lumberjack exploits and woodcarvers. The native village introduces visitors to the ...  Read more

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center provides visitors to Ketchikan with all the information they’re likely to need to make the most of their trip to Alaska. Pick up brochures or ask the staff ...  Read more

Tongass Historical Museum

The history, art and culture of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska are preserved and promoted by the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan. The museum’s program of permanent and temporary exhibits, ...  Read more

Tongass National Forest

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Encompassing 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest is the largest forest in the United States. Originally the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserve, a project of Theodore Roosevelt started in ...  Read more

Totem Bight State Historical Park

Ketchikan is home to a rich Native Alaskan culture, which can be fully explored at the Totem Bight State Historical Park, home to 15 intricate totem poles. These poles were sourced from abandoned ...  Read more

Totem Heritage Center

Historic totem poles from the 19th century are preserved and exhibited at Ketchikan’s Totem Heritage Center. The tall totems were collected from abandoned Tlingit and Haida villages in the region. ...  Read more

Ward Cove

Ward Cove is a bay located in Alexander Archipelago in southern Alaska, just a few miles outside British Columbia in Canada. The Ward Cove stream empties into the head of the cove, making it the ...  Read more

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