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Ketchikan is an easily walkable city - anything from a minimum of 1 hour. Be sure to stop at the Visitors' Bureau opposite Cruise Berth 2 to pick up a Ketchikan walking guide map. There are two separate areas to explore; Downtown and Newtown & West End both of which might take 2 hours. A recommendation would be to do part of the Downtown route, which is achievable in an hour. From the Visitors' Bureau proceed under the Welcome Arch up Mission Street to Whale Park. Here you will find Chief Kyan's totem pole. Then on to Steadman Street where you will see Chief Johnson's Totem Pole. Next head back towards Bawden Street passing the Tongass Historical Museum and continue on to the Salmon Ladder bridge - the road name changes here to Park Avenue. Go over the bridge and take a right turn onto the Married Man's Trail, which will lead you past the salmon ladder and waterfall. Further on, stop to look at the Yeltatzie Salmon sculpture and then follow the trail on to the historic Creek Street, full of interesting wooden houses, ending at Dolly's House at the far end. If you wish to include a visit to the Totem Heritage Center it's about a further 15-20 minutes walk from Creek Street, but there is a free shuttle bus from Downtown too.