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Caribbean Gems

Part of a family of stores that has been established in the Caribbean since 1983, Zhaveri Caribbean Gems has been a "must see" store for every visitor coming up to Alaska. Since we opened our doors in Ketchikan in 1997, we have been known as "the only complete Jeweler in Alaska." We are authorized dealers for top tier brands such as Breitling, Omega, TAG Heuer, Mont Blanc, Ebel, Zenith, Rado, Tissot, Technomarine, Oris, TW Steel, Seiko, Citizen, Invicta, Skagen, and Pandora, to name a few.

212 Front St., Ketchikan , Alaska , 9072257300

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Silver Thimble Quilt Shop

Located in the City of Ketchikan which is positioned in Southern Southeast Alaska among the stunningly beautiful Inside Passage. Cruise Ship passengers come from all over the world and stop by our locally owned Quilt Shop and enjoy some of the most unique products!

5 Salmon Landing Ketchikan , 907-225-5422

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Ketchikan Plaza Shopping Center

Ketchikan Plaza is located on the Waterfront in beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska. With 2 levels of merchants, offices, and dining, Ketchikan Plaza is Ketchikan's only indoor shopping facility. The contemporary interior design, beautiful storefronts, and well-maintained common areas make every shopping experience a delight. The nearest comparable shopping center is located 300 miles away by air or water in Juneau, making a good portion of Southeast Alaska captive consumers.

2417 Tongass Ave Ketchikan , 907-225-7000

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Effy Jewelers

Effy Jewelers houses a fine collection of diamond, tanzanite, and gemstone jewelry. It is all designed and custom crafted by our founder Effy Hematian. Quality, trust, and integrity are the components that make up the foundation of Effy Jewelers. With every purchase, you are guaranteed that your investment is of the highest quality and is backed by a 30 day return policy as well as a lifetime repair warranty.

122 Front Street Ketchikan , 907-247-3339

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Christmas in Alaska

You'll find everything Christmas in our unique store. From Made in Alaska ornaments and decorations, to nutcrackers, collectible figurines, and holiday home decor. We feature items from around the world, including Poland, Germany, Russia, and of course, right here in Alaska. Many of the items we feature are exclusive to our stores. We invite you to visit us 7 days a week, from May 1st through September 30th.

300 Spruce Mill Way Ketchikan , 907-225-9622

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Parnassus Books

Parnassus Books, Ketchikan’s independent bookstore, is located upstairs in the Star Building on Creek Street in the historical red light district of Ketchikan. Parnassus Books features a vast collection of subjects, including Alaskan and Pacific Northwest Native art and cultures, Alaskana, IndieBound Bestsellers, a wide range of books for children, literary classics, poetry, fine art books, cookbooks, a large assortment of greeting cards, gifts and much more!

5 Creek Street Ketchikan , 907-225-7690

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Crazy Wolf Studio

Crazy Wolf Studio is owned and operated by Ken and Monica. Ken Decker is a Master drum maker and uses Sitka blacktail deer skins and Alaska yellow cedar for his drums.. These are the same type of drums Southeast Alaska Natives use at their ceremonies today and in the past. We are located at 607 mission Street in beautiful downtown Ketchikan Alaska.

607 Mission Street Ketchikan , 907-225-9653

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Ketchikan's Carver at the Creek

Our gallery, Ketchikan's Carver at the Creek, is located within the world famous landmark known as Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska. Not only does it contain the work from Norman's collection available for sale to the general public, but other beautiful native art pieces from highly respected Southeast Alaskan names. We'll gladly do custom work if you have the desire for a one of a kind piece that can be handed down for generations. Norman G. Jackson is of the Tongass Tlingit of southeast Alaska and is a recognized Master Artist.

28 Creek Street Ketchikan , 907-225-3018

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Klassique Jewelers

We carry exclusive collections of jewelery in White and Colored Diamonds, Colombian Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires,Tanzanite, Alexandrite, Alaskan Gold Nuggets and Gold Quartz. We also carry a wide variety semi-precious loose gems and jewelery.

52 Front Street Ketchikan , 907-225-8030

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The Point

Alaskan Art at The Point, formerly known as Dockside Gallery, prominently featuring the art of Terry Pyles and works by local and regional favorites. Our crafting section has a nice array of the world's finest yarns as well as a huge assortment of beads and supplies. Our Coffee bar serves locally roasted Raven's Brew Coffee and a variety of the world's finest teas.

25 Jefferson Way Ketchikan , 907-225-2859

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Alaska Cedar Chest

Our store is a pleasant cache of a variety of items from music, to totem polls, to jewelry. Our employees are local people from Alaska.

122 Main St Ketchikan , 907-225-2787

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Chinook and Company

Four Generations of hands-on Alaska salmon fisheries experience underscores Chinook & Company´s commitment to produce a superior quality line of sustainably harvested wild salmon products from the pristine waters of Alaska. At Chinook & Company our motto "Bringing Wildness Back to Life" emphasizes our family-owned business mission to celebrate, preserve and protect Alaskan Salmon as a sustainable wild food source. Order your own Wild Alaska Salmon Today!

307 Stedman Avenue Ketchikan , 907-225-4438

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Ketchikan Plaza

Ketchikan Plaza is located on the Waterfront in beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska. With 2 levels of merchants, offices, and dining, Ketchikan Plaza is Ketchikan's only indoor shopping facility.

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Beware of Soaring Eagle Native Arts in Ketchikan! We agreed on a price of $150 for a silver pendant. When we arrived home the charge on our credit card was $450, a price I would never have agreed to or paid. Unfortunately my husband did not pay attention when he signed the credit slip, but this is the first time in 40 years this has happened with a credit card purchase.

Nov 05, 2014

Ketchikan Plaza had some really nice souviners and authentic Alaskan products.

Jun 22, 2010
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Ketchikan is famous for its colorful totem poles, rainy skies, steep-as-San Francisco streets, and lush island setting. Some 14,000 people call the town home, and during the summer, cruise ships crowd the shoreline, floatplanes depart noisily for Misty Fiords National Monument, and salmon-laden commercial fishing boats motor through Tongass Narrows. In the last decade, Ketchikan's rowdy, blue-collar heritage of logging and fishing has been softened by the loss of many timber-industry jobs and the dramatic rise of cruise-ship tourism. With some effort, though, visitors can still glimpse the rugged frontier spirit that once permeated this hardscrabble cannery town.  The primary economy is based on timber harvesting, fishing, tourism.


The town is situated at the foot of 3,000-foot Deer Mountain, near the southeast corner of Revillagigedo (locals shorten it to Revilla) Island, 680 air miles north of Seattle.  It is accessible only by boat or aircraft.  Prior to the arrival of white miners and fishermen in 1885, the Tlingit used the site, located at the mouth of Ketchikan Creek, as a summer fish camp. Gold discoveries just before the turn of the 20th century brought more immigrants, and valuable timber and commercial fishing resources spurred new industries. By the 1930s the town bragged it was the "salmon-canning capital of the world." You will still find some of the Southeast's best salmon fishing around here.

Ketchikan is in the heart of 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States.  This temperate rain forest is integral to the lifestyle of Southeast Alaska and is habitat for a rich abundance of plants, animal and birds.


Totem Bight State Historical Park

With the world's largest collection of totem poles, these wood-carved creations portray colorful, intricate tales, often showing a family's history or depicting a local legend.  The Totem Heritage Center serves as the place where totem polses salvaged from deserted Tlingit communities are gathered and resotred to their original condition.  The collection totals over 30,the largest in Alaska.

Creek Street Boardwalk

With its historic cable car and quaint boutiques, Creek Street is Ketchikan's most famous and photographed section, as well as a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Creek Street is now a collection of historic homes, restaurants, museums, galleries and gift shops.  All popular stops along the boardwalk.

Misty Fjords National Monument

The monument is accessible by floatplane or boat from Ketchikan and provide the most breathtaking vantage point for an exploration of the majestic Misty Fjords National Monument.  The deep canals and inlets were carved by glaciers thousands of years ago.


Municipal bus service operates seven days a week throughout the city limits and south of town.  The complimentary downtown bus shuttle runs May through September.    Taxis meet airport ferry and state ferry arrivals.  A water taxi service is available from the airport and most hotels offer shuttle vans to pick up passengers who call from the terminal.  Rental cars can be picked up at Ketchikan International airport and in town.


As a major arts community, Ketchikan offers fine shops and galleries.  Alaska Native art includes carvings and masks; hand painted drums, weaving, ivory and jade.  Galleries feature Alaskan and international artistry.  There is no sales tax; local tax applies.  Most shops offer shipping.


Salmon, halibut, crab, shrimp, oysters and clams - often caught same day - are on the menus at local eateries.  Hearty steaks, pizza, fast foods and country-style breakfasts are also served.  Ethnic fare ranges from Mexican and Thai to local favorites introduced by immigrants from the Philippines.


Ketchikan's Visitors Bureau is located at 131 Front Street, downtown on the cruise ship dock.  Telephone 907-225-6166

The Post Office is located on Tongass Avenue near the State Ferry terminal

ATM machine located at First Bank, 331 Doct St. & Tongass Avenue.







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