Our Time In Ketchikan Alaska

Trust us, recreation in Ketchikan, Alaska is not limited to fishing for King Salmon! Recently we spent some time at an Alaska fishing lodge in Ketchikan, but we did more than just fish as the the surrounding area offers many different activities, from snowmobiling to hiking to judo to chess. Below are some of the museums and exhibits you might enjoy during your stay in Ketchikan, Alaksa:

 -Tongass Historical Museum

-Dolly’s House

-The Saxman

- Totem Bight and the Totem Heritage Center

- Art and Craft Galleries and Shops

Ketchikan Alaska fishing lodgePhoto Credit:Frank Kovalchek
Ketchikan, Alaska is home to many galleries displaying a wide variety of art, including native art and handicrafts. It also hosts many arts-themed festivals, thanks to the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. The most popular aspect, however, is the visual and performing arts composed of the community’s performing arts groups such as the First City Players, Ketchikan Theater Ballet and Ketchikan Community Band, host performances all year round.

Well-known crafters also reside in Ketchikan, adding to the rapidly increasing arts scene. The people share creative development, designs and accomplishments. Among the local concoctions popular in Ketchikan is the Wearable Art Show every February. It is free for anyone with a passion for fashion, giving them the opportunity to showcase their stuff along the runway.

If you want arts, Ketchikan surely has them. The community’s galleries and events are ideal for amateurs and professionals. When you visit, do not miss the arts scene in this charming southeast Alaskan town.

As mentioned, a lot of activities are available. You can attend native craft and dance exhibitions. You can experience the granite cliffs and glaciers of Misty Fjords National Monument. Visiting the Metlakatla Indian Community and nearby Prince of Wales Island is a must. You can also find the perfect souvenir of your trip at Ketchikan’s variety of galleries and shops.

Some of the most popular activities in Ketchikan include:

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Scenic Flights
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing (Ocean and Land)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Logging Shows
  • Shopping
  • Bear Tours
  • The¬†Theater