因为被称为阿拉斯加的 “ 第一城 ”，因为这里是您乘坐邮轮向北行驶时抵达的第一个城市，也是诸多游客来到美丽富饶的阿拉斯加参观的第一站。
162 英寸，但 200 英寸时居多。当地居民戏称之为“流动的阳光”，几乎不怎么使用雨伞。无论是淅淅沥沥的雨天还是艳阳高照的晴天，凯契根景色之美都尽展无遗。这座美丽的城市背倚苍翠的斜坡和无比惊艳独特的鹿山，面朝通加斯海峡，这里经常会盘旋着水上飞机、渔船、渡轮和将货物运至内海航道其他港口的驳船。
31 英里但宽不超过 10 个街区，位于通加斯大道中心位置。在通加斯大道另一侧的水面上，林立着诸多公司和庭院。另一侧则紧贴着峭壁，蜿蜒盘旋的木制台阶，直通门前。
从凯契根出发，可前往威尔士岛、安妮特岛、无数熊类观赏胜地和该区域最惊人赞叹的胜地 – 蒙拢峡湾国家保护区。这片纯天然野生区域占地
平方英里，是镶嵌于海蚀崖上的一块璞玉。陡峭的峡湾和岩石壁海拔达 3,000 英尺，十分雄伟。无论游客是乘船、飞机还是皮艇，只要进入保护区范围内，定会欣赏到形形色色的野生动物，如海豹、水獭、秃鹰和鲸鱼等，不胜枚举。
Ketchikan’s most unique event is its Blueberry Festival
, held on the first weekend in August. The event consists of arts and crafts, singers, musicians and food stalls serving blueberries every way possible.
Ketchikan calls itself the “Salmon Capital of the World” and for this reason anglers still flock to the city. Charter fishing captains abound and offer the opportunity to hook into all five species of Pacific salmon. Other species available include halibut, red snapper, lingcod and rock cod. Numerous lodges and resorts are located along Tongass Narrows and cater to visiting anglers.
Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center
On a guided tour of Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery, you learn the facility raises 350,000 king salmon, coho salmon, steelhead and rainbow trout annually and releases them into the nearby stream. Arrive in July or later, and you'll not only see the salmon fry in concrete tanks but returning adult fish swimming upstream to spawn. The center is also home to a pair of eagles who were injured and can no longer fly.
Dolly's House Museum
The most popular house in the 1930s on Creek Street was Dolly's House, the parlor of the city's most famous madam, Dolly Arthur. Today it's a museum dedicated to this notorious era. Inside you’re guided through the brothel, hear about Dolly’s intriguing life in Alaska and see, among other things, its bar, which was placed over a trapdoor to the creek for quick disposal of bootleg whiskey.
Historic Creek Street
Departing from Stedman Street is Creek Street, which isn’t really a street at all but a boardwalk built over Ketchikan Creek on pilings. This was Ketchikan's famed red-light district until prostitution became illegal in 1954. During Creek Street's heyday, it supported up to 30 brothels and became known as the only place in Alaska where ”the fishermen and the fish went upstream to spawn.” Today the street is home to art galleries, gift shops, bookstores, restaurants and is a photographer's delight.
Married Man's Trail
From Creek Street, Married Man's Trail is a winding trail through tress which leads to the top of a hill offering beautiful views of the town and Tongass Narrows below. It’s so named because back in Ketchikan’s heyday, married men used it to sneak away from the brothels of Creek Street without being seen.
Saxman Native Village Totem Park
South of Ketchikan is Saxman Native Village & Totem Park. At the heart of the park is Saxman Totem Park, home to an extensive collection of replica totems as well as a replica clan house and a carving center. Scattered throughout the park are 24 totem poles moved from abandoned villages around the Inside Passage during the 1930s and restored or re-carved. Among the collection is a replica of the Lincoln Pole (the original is in the Alaska State Museum in Juneau), which was carved in 1883, using a picture of Abraham Lincoln. Many visitors take an Alaska Native-led two-hour village tour that includes a Tlingit language lesson, traditional drum-and-dance performance, narrated tour of the totems and a visit to the carving shed.
Ketchikan serves as the base for some of the best kayaking in the Inside Passage. Kayaks can be rented in town, and options include everything from an easy paddle around the waterfront to a weeklong trip in Misty Fjords National Monument
. Betton Island and several smaller islands nearby are excellent day paddles.
Settler's Cove State Recreation Site
Tongass Highway ends 18 miles north of Ketchikan at Settler's Cove State Recreation Site
, well away from the bustle of the city. The 38-acre state recreation site is a scenic coastal area with a lush rainforest bordering a gravel beach and rocky coastline. Its campground has 14 sites, a quarter-mile trail to a waterfall and observation deck, and is rarely overflowing.
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Step inside the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
and three large totems greet you in the lobby while a school of silver salmon, suspended from the ceiling, beckons you into a re-created rain forest. Upstairs, the exhibit hall features sections on the Inside Passage's ecosystems and Alaska Native traditions. You can even view wildlife here. There's a spotting scope trained on Deer Mountain for mountain goats while underwater cameras in Ketchikan Creek let you watch thousands of salmon struggling upstream to spawn.
Tongass Historical Museum
Sharing a building with the Ketchikan Public Library, the Tongass Historical Museum houses a permanent collection of local historical and Alaska Native artifacts, many dealing with Ketchikan's fishing and mining industry. The museum also hosts traveling exhibitions from other institutions and temporary exhibits of local artists. Non-historians will enjoy the impressive Raven Stealing the Sun totem just outside and an observation platform overlooking Ketchikan Creek where in July and August, salmon can be seen trying to leap over Ketchikan Creek falls.
Totem Heritage Center
A short walk from downtown Ketchikan is Totem Heritage Center. The center was established in 1976 to preserve endangered 19th century totem poles retrieved from uninhabited Tlingit and Haida village sites near Ketchikan. Those magnificent, original poles are displayed at the center along with detailed descriptions of their history and iconography along with Alaska Native artifacts. Inside the center, 17 totems are on display in an almost spiritual setting that shows the reverence Alaska Natives attached to them. More are erected outside and the entire center is shrouded by Sitka spruce and Ketchikan Creek gurgles nearby. There are a total of 33 totem poles on display at the center.
Ketchikan’s newest boardwalk is the Waterfront Promenade that begins near Berth 4, passes Harbor View Park, follows the cruise ship docks and then wraps around Thomas Basin Harbor. Along the way there are plenty of whale tail and halibut benches to take a break and admire the maritime scenery.
Zip Line Tours
Ketchikan has everything needed to be the zip line capital of Alaska: lush rainforests and elevation. There are two zip line operations with one of them letting you zip 4,600 feet down the side of a mountain via eight lines and three suspension bridges.