Ketchikan is Alaska's fifth-largest city in terms of population. Ketchikan, whose economy is based upon tourism and fishing, is known as the King Salmon Capital of the World. The Misty fjords National Museum is one of the area's major attractions. Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town. Ketchikan comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, which means "spread wings of a prostrate eagle", which is said to refer to an outlined resemblance of this image created by some nearby stream's course. Ketchikan also has the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. Ketchikan is Alaska's most southern port and can be reached via a short flight north from Seattle.
The main attraction to Ketchikan is of course
fishing it is one of the most traveled places for fishing. But fortunately we
found a little more for you to do.
You can go visit the Tongass Historical Museum and see all of the different tribes and settlers who inhabited the land years ago.
Or go to the Totem Bight and the Totem Heritage Center. It is one of the largest totem pole museums in the world.