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Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska!

A solitary seagull sits on a chainlink fence and watches the sun set Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Rotary Beach.

A seagull sits on a fence and watches the sunset Dec. 11, 2015 at Rotary Beach.

Welcome to Ketchikan’s ultimate tour — the Historic Ketchikan Walking Tour.

Brought to you by Historic Ketchikan and one of Ketchikan’s oldest businesses, Pioneer Printing Co., Inc., this tour introduces you to the community’s premier historic sites and wildlife.

This is the way to see Ketchikan, walking at one’s own pace from one historic highlight to the next.

The approximately 40 attractions on the downtown tour range from museums to historic churches, Native totem poles, the red-light district and wooden streets from days of old.

Watch the salmon swimming up Ketchikan Creek, which is located in city center; notice the eagles perched in the trees or soaring overhead, and beware of a deer or a bear making its way out of the Tongass National Forest.

Another 19 fabulous sites can be seen in Ketchikan’s West End, all within walking distance of downtown. They begin with historic buildings in Newtown, and Warren, G and Harding streets, named to commemorate a visit from U.S. President Warren G. Harding.

The West End walking tour features original stores, historic homes, the Water Street overlook with a panoramic view of the waterfront, and a glimpse of the processing plants packing salmon, halibut and other seafood for the commercial fishing industry.

The tours are made possible by local businesses seen along the way, some selling breath-taking tours by land, sea and air. Others provide shopping at stores stocked with Native and Ketchikan art and other locally made items and, of course, a favored import or two.

And, if hunger pangs strike, the tour features some of the best places for snacks and dining in Southeast Alaska, often featuring Ketchikan’s seafood delicacies. Beverages also are found along the way.

Please come with us on the Historic Ketchikan Walking Tour. A map is provided for your convenience.


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