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The bus and cruise tours all visit this Tlingit village park, but it is nonetheless one of the best places to gaze at totem poles, including the historic Abraham Lincoln and William Seward poles, and watch contemporary carvers at work. —Edward...
5 Salmon Lndg Suite 114, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
After you get off your cruise I advise you to avoid the tourist traps, the Russian jewelry shops and the Jade on sale at "low" prices. Instead head straight for the Crab Cracker Seafood Bar where you can taste one of the best seafood feasts in...
420 Spruce Mill Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
One of Ketchikan’s most popular attractions is an hour-long, family-friendly show that celebrates the skills and strength of professional Alaskan lumberjacks. Cheer along as the ax-wielding woodsmen compete in events such as tree climbing, ax...
50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is the perfect spot to get acquainted with the culture, history and attractions of the Ketchikan area. Upon walking through the door, you’ll be greeted by a trio of totem poles, one from each of the region's...
116 Wood Rd, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
At this private reserve, you can join a tour led by a naturalist who will show you Alaska’s unique flora and fauna. You may spot bears and bald eagles among forests of cedar and spruce as you hike near salmon-rich Eagle Creek. Along the way, the...
629 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901, USA
The Tongass Historical Museum is a small city-run museum where visitors can peruse displays highlighting the town’s history and the art and culture of the native people from the area. Just outside the museum, a large totem pole called Raven...
1104 Peninsula St, Wrangell, AK 99929, USA
We walked on boardwalks through dense woods to a platform surrounded by a low fence. The instructions were: Do not get off the walk!! Along the way a female grizzly was asleep in our path. The ranger threw stones that landed with a racket on the...
312 Stikine Ave, Wrangell, AK 99929, USA
In Wrangell, Alaska, an old lodge that once belonged to Chief Shakes has been restored with many of the original (or recreations of the original) carvings on furniture and the poles that hold up the roof. Carved wooden whale oil lamps still hang...
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