Ketchikan, Alaska, United States

 

Ketchikan is a city in the state of Alaska, United States, located on the southwestern side of Revillagigedo Island (in the Alexander Archipelago); Ketchikan Gateway Borough headquarters. The town is part of the Tlingit territory (an Aboriginal nation that inhabits all of Southeast Alaska) and is oriented along the Tongass Gulch within the Inner Passage. Tourism is the city’s largest revenue entrance, and its growth is also significant with cruise ship tours that bring in thousands of passengers every year. It is also known for salmon, wood and totems that you can find everywhere just walking sround the city. Many activities are offered to visitors, amphibian excursions, scenic flights, guided tours to discover the fauna and flora of the region, etc.

Tips

If you decide to travel the city for yourself, there is the tourist office at the port where you can find out about the activities to do in town or simply ask for a map to better guide you.

If you’re traveling with kids, you can visit First City Salmon, a guided tour to learn more about salmon with a tasting and of course you’ll be able to take the famous photo with the salmon while having Ketchikan’s harbor as a backdrop.

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