Exploring Ketchikan on foot is not only possible, but is one of the best things you can do given an hour and a half in town. An adventure within the downtown footprint of Ketchikan brings in the perfect mix of history, shopping, local art, and fresh seafood. The layout of the town is 100 years old, evidenced by the many stately buildings of historic Ketchikan.

Immerse yourself in the quaintness of the town, while enjoying an abundance of native and contemporary art (from the bronze “Rock” near the Visitor’s Bureau to the Chief Kyan Totem Pole near Creek Street). Shopping alternatives range from locally made jewelry to fancy pieces from national chains, as well as eclectic garments, high-end crafts and Alaskan books.

You can visit the Downtown Ketchikan Walking Tour here. Or you can just wander and ask the locals, who will be happy to point out their favorite spots.

Getting There

Ketchikan Visitor Bureau
131 Front Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Driving Directions