Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
Southeast Sea Kayaks
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Tongass Historical Museum
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Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
When the lumberjacks are at the peak of their axe-and-saw battles, you can hear the crowd cheering throughout downtown. A favorite of...
Alaska Fish House
Located at ground zero of the cruise-ship strip, this outdoor seafood stand has good salmon chowder, halibut tacos and even fish...
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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center information
Three large totems greet you in the lobby of the center while a school of silver salmon, suspended from the ceiling, leads you toward a slice of nicely re-created rainforest. Upstairs, the exhibit hall features sections on Southeast Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaska Native traditions. You can even view wildlife here: there’s a spotting scope trained on Deer Mountain for mountain goats, while underwater cameras in Ketchikan Creek let you watch thousands of salmon struggling upstream to spawn.