Ketchikan, Alaska is a beautiful town and popular cruise port on the Inside Passage. The town is known for its totem poles done by indigenous groups. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is also a great stopping point for visitors to learn more about the history of the area. If you’re looking for an entertaining treat for the whole family, check out the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show to see axe throwing and other lumberjack skills put on by comedic actors. If you’re looking for more adventurous outdoor activities, head to the Tongass National Forest or the Misty Fjords National Monument for incredible views and a chance to see bears and other Alaskan wildlife. The town also has its fair share of restaurants and shops to visit after a long day of exploring.
If you’re looking to toke up while visiting Ketchikan, there are a few dispensaries available to check out. Alaska first legalized medicinal marijuana in 1998 and eventually recreational marijuana in November 2014. Since then, the state’s cannabis culture has grown exponentially and marijuana has been widely normalized. Although there are just a few dispensaries in Ketchikan, it’s easy to find all of the products you’re looking for. Please note that you may not bring cannabis back onto a cruise ship and that public consumption is illegal. If you’re visiting by car, it is also highly illegal to drive under the influence of any amount of marijuana.