Ketchikan Visitors Bureau
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We are eager to show you why we love Ketchikan. Our island is accessible by both sea and air. We're about 700 miles northwest of Seattle, on Alaska's famed Inside Passage waterway. Ketchikan is a popular destination for cruise travelers, sportsfishers, adventurers, and anyone ready to take a break from everyday life and experience a unique lifestyle.
Ketchikan was recognized a few years ago as one of America's Top 100 Small Arts Communities. Native artists, some internationally known, work in traditional forms from carving to weaving. Contemporary artists produce amazing work in media from acrylics to sculpture, ceramics to watercolor. In 2011, we invite you to join Ketchikan in Celebrating, ''The Year of the Artist''.
History, scenery and just plain fun provide inspiration for local attractions. Museums, historic sites and interactive tours highlight our town. Five species of wild Pacific salmon return from the open ocean to waters near Ketchikan, offering great angling opportunities. The 2.3 million-acre Misty Fjords National Monument is located 40 miles south of Ketchikan provides outstanding recreational opportunities and wildlife habitat.
- Ketchikan was cited as one of USA's Top 100 Small Arts Towns, both Native & contemporary artists create amazing art here
- History, scenery and the pursuit of plain old fun inspire a wide range of attractions in the Ketchikan area.
- We share our island and ocean with an amazing array of wildlife; over 250 species of birds, whales, seals, & black bears
- Five species of wild Pacific salmon return from open ocean to waters near Ketchikan offering great angling opportunities
- Ketchikan is a great place for hands on adventure; go into the wilderness, across the water or through treetops
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- Patti Mackey