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Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

50 Main St, Ketchikan, AK
(907) 228-6220
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Meridian, Idaho, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My 7yr old and I took the self guided tour at the Discovery Center in Ketchikan. Admission for my son was free and I paid a nominal charge. There is no limit as to how long you can stay, and there are many great exhibits to see with an abundance of information. The movie was great and relaxing. The center... More

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Camarillo, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This center is very modern and nicely laid out. Nice exhibits with lots of good information. Time spent here is a thousand times better than plying the diamond and watch stores pushed by the cruise lines. It is within easy walking distance of center of town and the cruise-line dock. We thought this was very worthwhile.

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Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was reasonably priced! And was a great introduction to Alaska. The exhibits were well done and informative. And for us the best thing was each of us could concentrate on the topic we were most interested. There were exhibits on mining, fishing, wilderness venues, animals in the area and local history to name a few. Very well done with... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was a good quick review, right near very thing and has bathrooms! It rains alot in Ketchikan, so easly way to see the history and get grounded for your trip to Alaska.

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Redmond, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is very well designed and constructed. the exhibits were very interesting and really shows the length of habitation in the area. I would strongly suggest a stop, shouldn't take more than 30 minutes or an hour.

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Dallas, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a nice small museum. There is a good mix of information and you could enjoy walking thru quickly or spend a couple of hours. I think we were there about 45 minutes.

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

While passing through Ketchikan, we checked out this place. It is laid out nicely with all kinds of cool stuff to learn about SE Alaska. I especially loved the live cam of the salmon going upstream.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went to the Discovery Center first on our visit to Ketchikan and found it to be very interesting and informative. The displays are nicely laid out and very realistic. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. It's small so it does not take long to go through. A good place to start or to kill time in between excursions.

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Miami, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The new hubby and I arrived to Ketchikan by cruise as our last port stop. After an afternoon of exploring the state park, old totem musehm and Creek street we went to the discovery center. Pros: 1) Indoors 2) Nice exhibits with informative information about animal life and native Alaskan tribes. 3) Good for children and Older Adults. 4) Small... More

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New York City, New York
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194 reviews 194 reviews
64 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

After doing the Taxicab tour (lackluster) and the walk around Creek Street, we decided to finally enter the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. This turned out to be the highlight of our day! It's small, concise, well-laid out and extremely informative! My 10 year old had a great time and as for myself who is really not too much into museums,... More

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