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A photographer in blue stands behind a large camera lens; a black bear is sloshing through a wetland in the distance. Tongass National Forest.
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Directions to the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
 
Map of downtown Ketchikan

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is located at the corner of Mill and Main streets in the center of downtown Ketchikan a short walk from the waterfront docks.

Cruise Ship Docks
Berths 1&2 - 1 block
From the waterfront walk 1 block along Mill St. to Main St.

Berths 3&4 - .25 to .5 miles
Follow the waterfront promenade to Front St. past the tunnel. Continue on Front St. as it rounds a bend the road name changes to Mill St. walk one block to Main St.

Alaska State Ferry Terminal
The Alaska State Ferry terminal is approximately 2 miles north of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

Walking
Travel south (with the water on your right side) on Tongass Ave. The road's name will change to Water St. after a 1.5 miles, it changes to Front St. after the tunnel, and at the bend in the road it becomes Mill St. and in 1 block intersects with Main St.

City Bus
All three bus lines (Green, Silver North, and Silver South) stop at the Ferry terminal. The Green and Silver South lines nearest stop to the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is at the Federal Building half a block past the Center on Mill St.
The Silver North Line stops on Front St./Eagle Park. (see walking directions from Berth 3) and at the Ketchikan Public Library. From the library walk down Bawden St. to the corner of Mill St.

For more information on Ketchikan Public Transportation

Airport Ferry Terminal
The Ketchikan International Airport ferry terminal is approximately 2.5 miles north of the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. 

Please follow the walking and city bus directions above.

 

 





 
A female polar bear lays flat on the snow while one cub rests his head on her back and another has his paw on her shoulder. Did You Know?
While polar bears may appear white, their skin is actually black. Their transparent, hollow hair reflect white light.