Ketchikan : Top 7 Best Places To Visit in Ketchikan

Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary

The Rainforest Sanctuary is located within the Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest that features fast-flowing creeks and dynamic shorelines. Visitors can also take guided tours of the sanctuary’s 40-acre property, operated by Kawanti Adventures.

Misty Fjords National Monument

The Misty Fjords National Monument is a spectacular wilderness area that is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. This area is home to the largest wilderness area in Alaska’s National Forest, with over 2.3 million acres of untouched beauty. 

Creek Street

The town was a hub for prostitution during the 1920s, and as a result, there were about thirty brothels on Creek Street. Some of these brothels had up to 100 working girls.  

Totem Bight State Historical Park

Totem Bight State Historical Park is an excellent place to learn more about native Alaskan history. The park features preserved buildings and native landmarks, as well as a documentary film.  

Saxman Native Village

While in Saxman, be sure to visit the Totem Park, which boasts the largest collection of totem poles in the world. You’ll also have the chance to purchase souvenirs from the Crazy Wolf Studio and learn about the history behind these famous sculptures. 

Totem Heritage Center

Before visiting a totem pole park, visitors should check out the Totem Heritage Center. This educational center explains the difference between Haida totems and Tlingit totems. While Tlingit totems stack their figures one atop the other, Haida totems leave spaces between the figures. 

Potlatch Totem Park

The park also features a museum with abandoned firearms. The area is a perfect destination for families. Potlatch Totem Park is free to enter, but you may want to buy some souvenirs to remember your visit.