Day Three: Ketchikan, AK

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We dock in Ketchikan around 7 AM and head our for our excursion by 7:30 AM. Going to be an early morning. Our time in Ketchikan is short...we depart at 2 PM...but jam packed with fun!
Enjoy two of Ketchikan's most popular tours - Totem Traditions and the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show - on this timber-town extravaganza.
Board your motor coach for a 25-mile drive in and around Ketchikan. See Alaska's busiest waterfront, bustling with floatplanes and boats, and drive by infamous Creek Street, Ketchikan's former red-light district. Travel along scenic North Tongass Highway, passing salmon canneries and a pulp mill that was once the largest of its kind in the world.

Then your guide introduces you to Totem Bight State Park, where an awesome sight awaits. After walking along a winding trail through a forest of mighty hemlock, you come to an old Indian campsite filled with colorful totem poles each representing a fascinating tale. Learn about Native Alaskan culture at the park's Ceremonial House. Enjoy a cookie at the Alaska Totem Trading Company before your return to town.

Southeast Alaska's rich logging history comes to life in this thrilling display of skill. World champion athletes are featured in springboard chopping, buck sawing, axe throwing, log rolling and the thrilling 50-foot tree climb. Your colorful host delights the crowd with stories of lumberjack lore. Located a short walk from the cruise ship pier, this celebration of a bygone era is a rip-roaring good time and quality entertainment for all ages.

On this tour, experience two aspects of Ketchikan's rich forest resources - a Native cultural expression and a logging show displaying rugged athleticism.
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu

1 comment:

  1. Eric & Micki MunsonJune 9, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    Hi Donna & Stu! That whole area of southeastern AK is amazingly beautiful. Our favorite town there is Sitka, but they all have amazing backdrops. Hey, if you can, please send us a postcard from somewhere in AK. Matt would get a kick out of it - he was born in Fairbanks. We love you - have a great time in our favorite state! :)


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