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How to Spend A Fantastic Day in Ketchikan Alaska 2021

Ketchikan Alaska is a must stop and experience when traveling to the Last Frontier of United States of America.   It is located at the southernmost entrance of the wonderful  network of waterways – the  Inside Passage .  It is one of the most popular port of call for cruise ships sailing the Inside Passage. 

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Ketchikan Alaska is home to incredibly rich American Native Culture, spectacular scenery, kayaking and  fishing adventures , logging along with its famous many totem poles. If you are looking for a great experience, Ketchikan has plenty to offer.

You can start your day by taking a stroll along Creek Streets and admire the houses built on stilts along the creek with great shops, art galleries and restaurants.  Here you will find distinctively different artworks, crafts and jewelries.  A few blocks is the harbor where several cruise ships docks. Aside from fishing and logging,  Ketchikan host thousands of visitors makes tourism as one of the main industry.    

ketchikan Alaska
Ketchikan alaska

If you like spectacular scenic views, head to Misty Fjord National Monument where dramatic cliffs, beautiful snow dusted mountains, epic waterfalls and wildlife viewing is such an incredible experience.  “Yosemite of the North” as others call it, it sits in the middle of Tongass National Forest on Southeast Alaska accessible only by boat or seaplane.

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Another wonderful way to experience Ketchikan Alaska is the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, a fantastic and entertaining show about the rich history of logging in Alaska.  An interactive and fun show for the family and is a great way to see the skills necessary for lumberjacking.

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A fabulous way to end your adventure for a day in Ketchikan Alaska is by learning its rich heritage and history. We visited the Totem Bight State Historical Park where it is filled with restored and carved colorful totem poles. Also the park offers majestic views of the lush rainforest and a peaceful short walk through the woods, set on the edge of Tongas Narrows. 

ketchikan Alaska
ketchikan Alaska

Lastly, to complete your Ketchikan Alaska experience, head into a local restaurant and enjoy local cuisine using freshly catch fishes like  salmon and other Alaskan delicacies pair it with a good conversation with your love one or family. 

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