Ketchikan Vacations & Travel Packages!
A city in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough in Alaska, Ketchikan is the southernmost city in the country. The city is named after Ketchikan Creek flowing through the town. The climate of Ketchikan is moderated by its maritime location. Winters are cool but far moderate than its latitude and January is the coolest month here. Ketchikan boasts lots of attractions designated to entertain everyone from outdoor enthusiast to history buff and nature lover to art freak.
Places of Interest in Ketchikan
Totem Heritage Center
A museum operated by the City of Ketchikan in Alaska, Totem Heritage Center features one of the world's largest collections of totem poles of 19th century. Among the thirty three totem poles in the city, sixteen are on permanent display. Rest of the collection is available for research purposes. Totem Heritage Center also exhibits other Tsimshian, Haida, and Tlingit artifacts.
Misty Fiords National Monument
A national monument and wilderness area administered by U.S. Forest Service as a part of the Tongass national Forest, Misty Fiords National Monument is located around 40 miles east of Ketchikan. The prolific rainforest vegetation of the park is dominated by western hemlock, western red cedar, and Sitka spruce. The wildlife is in abundance and includes both black bears and grizzly bears along with many species of salmon, deer, mountain goats, and whales.
Totem Bight State Historical Park
A 33-acre state park in Alaska, Totem Bight State Historical Park is located north of the Ketchikan. The park is situated on a former site of a traditional Native campground. It is a great park to visit and offers easy walking tour of totem poles.