Ketchikan Alaska Photo Gallery

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    Picture of Welcome to Ketchikan Sign

    Welcome to Ketchikan Sign
    Welcome to Ketchikan Sign. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)

    Pictures of Ketchikan Scenery and Attractions

    These pictures feature the sights and attractions you will enjoy while strolling around the town of Ketchikan, Alaska. Most of these pictures were taken while exploring Ketchikan on foot while my cruise ship was docked for a half day.

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    Picture of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship

    Ketchikan from Cruise Ship
    A view of Ketchikan from the docked cruise ship. The aqua-colored building in front contains visitor information and tour booking desks. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    View of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship Dock

    View of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship Dock
    View of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship Dock. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    View of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship Dock

    View of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship Dock
    View of Ketchikan from Cruise Ship Dock. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Creek Street in Ketchikan

    Creek Street in Ketchikan
    The boardwalk "street" used to be Ketchikan's redlight district. Now it is home to shops, restaurants, and some residences. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Chief Johnson Totem Pole in Ketchikan

    Chief Johnson Totem Pole in Ketchikan
    Chief Johnson Totem Pole in Ketchikan - located near the entrance to Creek Street. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Creek Street in Ketchikan

    Creek Street in Ketchikan
    Creek Street in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    View of Downtown Ketchikan from the Water

    View of downtown Ketchikan from the water
    View of downtown Ketchikan from the water. Travel Alaska/Brian Adams
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    Whale Park in Ketchikan

    Whale Park in Ketchikan
    This small strip of city park was a very popular photo spot for cruise ship passengers. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Chief Kyan Totem Pole in Ketchikan's Whale Park

    Chief Kyan Totem Pole in Ketchikan's Whale Park
    Chief Kyan Totem Pole in Ketchikan's Whale Park. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan

    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan
    The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center offers exhibits and information on the natural resources of the region, including rainforests, marine life, forestry, fishing, and mining. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan

    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan
    ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)

    There is an Alaska Public Lands Information Center inside the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Experts are available to help you learn about and plan your recreation throughout the state. The Centers serves the public on behalf of eight federal and state agencies which manage public lands in Alaska. The agencies are the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Geological Survey, Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Tourism and the Department of Natural Resources. These centers, located around Alaska, provide one-stop access to visitor information on Alaska's public lands, including interpretive programs, daily films, brochures, mail and phone requests and special events.

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    Mask Exhibit at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

    Mask Exhibit at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
    An exhibit of contemporary Northwest Coast art masks at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
    Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan

    Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan
    The Tongass Historical Museum has an excellent set of exhibits covering the history, art, and culture of Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Raven Stealing the Sun Totem Pole in Ketchikan

    Raven Stealing the Sun Totem Pole in Ketchikan
    Raven Stealing the Sun Totem Pole in Ketchikan - located in front of the Tongass Historical Museum. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan

    Exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan
    An exhibit of traditional Northwest Coast art at the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan. The artifacts in the exhibit include coppers, food serving dishes, canoe paddles, and rattles. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan
    The Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan is a must-see for any fan of Northwest Coast art. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan
    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

    Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan
    An exhibit of original 19th-century totem poles in the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Totem Pole Exhibit at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

    Pole Exhibit at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan
    The Totem Heritage Center had many 19th-century totem poles stored horizontally in glass cases, most accompanied by photos of them in their original location. I found this one of a bear biting a whale's tale to be particularly interesting. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Signage at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan

    Signage at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan
    Signage at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Ketchikan City Park

    Ketchikan City Park
    Ketchikan City Park. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan

    Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan
    Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Bald Eagles at the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan

    Bald Eagles at the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan
    Injured bald eagles at the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Fish Hatchery at the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center

    Fish Hatchery at the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center
    Fish Hatchery at the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery & Eagle Center in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Bridge over Ketchikan Creek

    Bridge over Ketchikan Creek
    This bridge over Ketchikan Creek connects the Totem Heritage Center to the City Park and the Hatchery & Eagle Center. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Marina in Ketchikan

    Marina in Ketchikan
    Marina in Ketchikan. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Great Alaska Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan

    Great Alaska Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan
    A view looking towards the Great Alaska Lumberjack Show facility and the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. They must put on a good show at the Lumberjack place - you could hear the enthusiastic crowd noise from blocks away. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Clan House in Totem Bight State Historical Park

    Clan House in Totem Bight State Historical Park
    Clan House in Totem Bight State Historical Park near Ketchikan, where Northwest Coast art and culture is preserved and shared. Travel Alaska/Frank Flavin
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    Totem Bight State Historical Park

    Totem Bight State Historical Park
    Visitors walking among the totem poles at Totem Bight State Historical Park, located near Ketchikan. Travel Alaska/Frank Flavin
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    Horse-drawn Tour along Ketchikan Creek

    Horse-drawn Tour along Ketchikan Creek
    Horse-drawn Tour along Ketchikan Creek. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)
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    Cape Fox Lodge in Ketchikan

    Cape Fox Lodge in Ketchikan
    The Cape Fox Lodge on a hill overlooking the Ketchikan waterfront. If you look very closely, you can see the red incline railway car that takes people up the hill to the lodge. ©Angela M. Brown (May 2007)