Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Many colorful houses are arranged along the Ketchikan waterfront - like a rustic Alaskan version of Venetian canals.
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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.

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.



Two sockeye salmon ready for spawning. The fish have red bodies with green heads and tails. The background shows a rocky stream bed. Did You Know?
Alaska has the longest salmon run in the world. The salmon swim 2,000 miles up the Yukon River every year.