Alaska November 05, 2017
This Enchanting Town In Alaska Is Unlike Any Other In The World
If you’re looking for an enchanting spot in Alaska, Ketchikan is the perfect place for you. Built right along the edge of an island, Ketchikan is nestled in the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska. With a perfect blend of fresh seafood, stunning days on the ocean, Alaska history and soaring bald eagles, this place is like no where else in the world.
Ketchikan is a town of about 13,000 residents in the extreme southeast corner of the state, making the winters much milder than the rest of Alaska.
The harbor and downtown area are cheerful and brightly colored in the charming town. Anywhere you stay in town will have access to the water as the town lines the shore of Revillagigedo Island.
Ketchikan is nick-named "The Rain Capital of Alaska" and many compare the weather to Scotland or Ireland. The water is an
extension of the community and boats of all kinds are common for transportation, recreation and industry.
The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is just 8 miles down the road from the center of town. At this incredible place you have the chance to see black bears, American bald eagles, and a high concentration of banana slugs!
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History is alive in the downtown area where the Gold Rush saw a red light district built out of the water on stilts. Information, shops and museums entertain visitors along the boardwalk in the summer.
Alaska native culture and heritage has a vibrant presence in Ketchikan. At Saxman village, there is a large collection of totem poles with information about their meanings. You can also take a canoe trip through town.
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Almost 30% of the 5 square miles that make up the town are ocean, and that is descriptive of life in Ketchikan. You'll love the gorgeous sunrises in this enchanting seaside town.
Do you love charming towns in Alaska? Look
here for more! Or check out Kodiak in this article: Alaska’s Most Naturally Beautiful Town Will Enchant You In The Best Way Possible.
Have you been to Ketchikan? Do you live there now? Did you used to? What are your favorite things to do there? Tell us about it in the comments below.