兰格尔位于斯蒂金河河口旁 ， 具有战略意义 ， 是阿拉斯加历史最悠久的城镇之一。现今共有居民 2,058 人，这座小镇是唯一一个曾被四个国家统治、设有三个国旗的地方，这四个国家分别是：特林吉特、俄国、英国和美国。
1861 年至 19 世纪 90 年代末是兰格尔的鼎盛时期，当时的兰格尔是沿斯蒂金河溯流而上、前往三大主要淘金矿的起点。在那个时期，兰格尔跟斯卡圭一样，没有成文法律，无人管理，因此怀亚特·厄普 – 阿拉斯加著名的律师，在搬到诺姆之前志愿担当 10 天的法官。在兰格尔无数的游客中，最出名的是约翰·缪尔，他先后于 1879 年和 1880 年两次来到兰格尔。
兰格尔最有趣的早期历史均记录在诺兰中心的兰格尔博物馆 ， 这也是内海航道地区最新成立的博物馆之一。兰格尔历史的另一面可从其极其可观的图腾收藏中了解到；整座小镇内散落着数十个图腾。最迷人的景点也是收藏最美图腾之处，即：莎士酋长岛，这是位于小船港中间一个郁郁葱葱的小岛，有一座人行桥可抵达该小岛。小岛上还建有一间社区活动中心。这片恬静的绿洲是观赏栖息在周围杨木林中秃鹰的好地方。奇客萨迪图腾公园位于滨海大道之上。该公园由希拉斯卡土特产品公司于1987 年捐建的，用来纪念兰格尔地区第一个传统图腾竖立逾 40 年。
小镇北部坐落着 岩画海滩国家历史公园 ，您在这里可欣赏到已逾 1,000 年的原始部落岩石雕刻。该地区大概有 50 个这样的雕刻，形状各异，有漩涡、鸟类、鲸鱼和人脸，但是因为这些雕刻并未集中在一处，所以您需要在周围漫步才能看到更多的雕刻。另一个妙趣横生的活动就是从市中心区域沿着杜威山小路步行。这条登山小路延伸 0.5 英里，最后抵达山顶一小块空地，从这里能够眺望到兰格尔的全貌和周围的水域美景。
兰格尔最热门的一日游活动当属 安南野生动物观测站 之旅。安南溪位于大陆之上，距离兰格尔东南部 30 英里，是内海航道地区最大的粉鲑繁殖地之一。从观测站的观景台眺望，您可以观赏到鹰、斑海豹、黑熊和若干棕熊在水边捕食产卵鲑鱼的过程。小镇内几乎所有的旅游服务提供商都提供前往此地的导览之旅。请联系通加斯国家森林 ，获取更多信息。
Anan Wildlife Observatory
In late June through August, one of Southeast Alaska’s largest pink salmon runs enters Anan Bay and heads up Anan Creek, located 30 miles southeast of Wrangell on the mainland. From an observatory and photography platform on Anan Creek, you can safely watch eagles, harbor seals, black bears and a few brown bears feasting on the spawning humpies. This is one of the few places in Alaska where black and brown bears coexist at the same run or the very least put up with each other. Anan Creek
is a 20-minute floatplane flight or an hour boat ride from Wrangell and many tour operators in town offers a full-day excursion to the observatory. The more adventurous will book the U.S. Forest Service’s Anan Bay Cabin
, which is only a mile hike from the observation area.
Wrangell celebrates all the bears of Alaska for five days in mid-July with the Bearfest Festival
. Festival events include a bear symposium on bear management and interaction, photography workshops, music and art events and boat trips to Anan Wildlife Observatory to see and photograph the black and brown bears that feast on the pink salmon running in Anan Creek.
Chief Shakes Grave
Wrangell has an impressive collection of totems with more than a dozen scattered through town that can make for a pleasant walk around town. One of the most popular totems is the killer whale totem that adorns Chief Shakes Grave.
Chief Shakes Hot Springs
The beautiful and wild Stikine River begins in the high peaks of interior British Columbia and ends some 400 miles later just north of Wrangell in the Stikine River delta. Many charter boat operators offer trips on the Stikine, often using a jet boat to spend a day traveling up the river. One of the most popular stops is Chief Shakes Hot Springs, where visitors can first admire Shakes Glacier spilling into Shakes Lake and then soak in one of the two bathing huts built over the hot springs nearby.
Chief Shakes Island
This small grassy islet, located in the middle of the boat harbor and reached by a pedestrian bridge, is the most enchanting spot in Wrangell. The tiny island with its totems, tall cottonwoods and the half dozen eagles usually perched in the branches is a quiet oasis compared to the hum of the fishing fleet that surrounds it. In the middle is Shakes Community House, an excellent example of a high-caste tribal house that contains tools, blankets and other cultural items. Just as impressive are the six totems surrounding the tribal house, all duplicates of originals carved in the late 1930s.
Muskeg Meadows Golf Course
Wrangell's golf course may be a USGA-certified nine-hole, par 36 course but it is uniquely Alaskan. It was carved from a rain forest and is surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean and snow-capped mountains. Players are rarely alarmed when a bear comes bounding across a fairway and then there is the club’s Raven Rule: if a raven steals your ball you may replace it with no penalty provided you have a witness. The course also features a 250-yard driving range.
Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park
Just north of town is this state historic park
where you can see primitive rock carvings believed to be 8,000 years old. From Evergreen Avenue, less than a mile from the ferry terminal, a boardwalk leads you past a series of interpretive displays that explain the history of the carvings and then descends to the beach. From there you turn right and walk north about 50 yards and - with your back to the water - look for the carvings on large rocks, resembling spirals, birds, fish, whales and faces. Check a tide book before you arrive because there are almost 50 petroglyphs in the area but most are submerged at high tide.
One look at a nautical chart of Wrangell will have sea kayakers dreaming as islands and protected waterways abound. Experienced kayakers will paddle across the vast Stikine River flats while beginners can enjoy paddling around the harbor, over to Petroglyph Beach or to Dead Man’s Island. Outfitters in town rent kayaks and offer guided trips that often include transportation so you begin in wilderness setting in a remote corner of Wrangell Island.
The waters surrounding Wrangell are a fisherman's paradise and the town is well equipped with charter fishing operators who offer day trips, overnights and multi-day fishing adventures. Action often begins in late April or May when king salmon are the first to begin spawning and Wrangell stages its annual King Salmon Derby from mid-May to mid-June. Along with salmon, anglers fish for trophy halibut that can weigh more than 100 pounds along with red snapper, ling cod and sea bass.
Stikine River Birding Festival
During the last week of April, Wrangell celebrates its annual Stikine River Birding Festival
. The five-day festival is a celebration of the arrival of spring and includes an art fair, fish fry dinners and even a golf tournament at Muskeg Meadows. Perhaps the biggest draw, though, are the bald eagles and thousands of shorebirds. The largest spring concentration of eagles in the Inside Passage occurs along the Stikine is enjoyed by hundreds of birders during the festival in specially arranged boat cruises.
Completely renovated in 2004 when it relocated in the Nolan Center, Wrangell now has a museum worthy of its extensive and colorful history.