I don't know I know I was a tourist here, getting off a cruise ship, and should expect touristy things..but sometimes you don't want that and you get it...that probably made no sense or lots to someone who knows what I'm saying!
Enjoyed popping in some of the shops, liked thinking of history of the area, but it felt a bit rundown and shabby. The overcast weather may have not helped the atmosphere here, but it just felt a bit depressed.
Did love one shop where they let us hold a heavy, large chunk of gold worth thousands of dollars...really that is what stands out at our stop in Ketchikan- thanks to the friendly sales clerk who offered this to us, even though it was clear at that point we weren't buying anything.
We did make a few purchases at a nearby store, I mean hey we are in Alaska on vacation.
Worth a visit, but doesn't take that much time to peruse.