Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Ketchikan Alaska is a delightful stop along the Inside Passage and one of the most memorable places in Alaska. All life in Ketchikan Alaska centers around the waterfront area which is booming during the summer months. Be sure to stop in Ketchikan Alaska for at least the following reasons:
1. Ketchikan was a popular port during Alaska’s gold rush days and there are still reminders of this pivotal period in Alaska’s history. For instance, houses of ill-repute thrived here as a result of quick riches and the loneliness of the prospectors.
2. Ketchikan’s colorful waterfront properties greet visitors.
3. Native Americans lived here for years before the area was discovered by the “white man.” Thus, totem poles are a common feature in Ketchikan Alaska and other cities.