Ketchikan is considered the first city by Alaskans because it was the first major community in Alaska. Ketchikan is located in the Southeast Panhandle.
Points to see include: Misty Fjords National Monument is a must see when visiting the state and only accessible via air or water. There are air charter companies in the town that provide tours of the monument. Dolly's house is a old brothel turned museum. Other places to see are: Totem heritage center, Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, Tongass National Forest,. Deer Mountain offers beautiful views you can hike to the top to see. Cruise ships follow the Inside Passage Route which goes from Vancouver to Skagway.
Ketchikan is one of the ports of call on these Cruises. Salmon run in nearby creeks to their spawning grounds.
For lodging see Ketchikan Hotels