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 about trails, cabins and outdoor activities. There are several exhibits to browse, outlining Alaska’s landscapes, wildlife, culture, history and outdoor activities. Films are screened in the center’s theater.
The center is a highlight in itself, designed like a classic mountain lodge complete with stone fireplace and plenty of comfortable lounges and seating.
For kids, the Learning Center has exhibits and displays on the area’s special ecology and wildlife. Visitors can also purchase maps, books and media on Ketchikan and the Southeast.
Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is on Main Street, in downtown Ketchikan.