Ketchikan Accessibility-Friendly Activities and Attractions
Ketchikan, Alaska, provides many opportunities for fun – even from the seat of a wheelchair or mobility scooter!
One of the most popular activities is the excitement of the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Marvel at the various feats of strength and agility such as log rolling, log cutting, climbing and lots more, all while taking in historical data about the lumberjack lifestyle of old. There is a full concession stand and the venue is completely wheelchair and scooter accessible. It’s only a block from the cruise port so it’s very convenient.
If you are a crab fan, you might want to check out another fantastic adventure that is accessible: the Aleutian Ballad Tour. On the boat, Aleutian Ballad, you will get a taste of the life of the daring fishermen on “Deadliest Catch” TV show. It’s a very informative and interactive experience with the opportunity to get up close to various forms of sea creatures, crab notwithstanding. The crews onboard are accustomed to accommodating people who use wheelchairs so it’s a comfortable experience for them.
There are many tours that visit the Saxman Native Village and if you arrive in Ketchikan by cruise ship, you might want to see what they offer as there are varying degrees of immersion in the culture of the Tlingit people. Every tour will visit the Beaver Clan House, although not all tours will enter the building. Outside, you will find the largest collection of totem poles in the world in Saxman Totem Park. You can learn about the meanings and history of these important parts of the native experience. You might even get to see some of the younger generation demonstrating the carving of such totems.
For something a little different, head over to Creek Street. This is the historic “Red Light” district of Ketchikan and is currently full of shops and other fun points of interest. The area was built on stilts and wooden streets over water as it was too costly to blast through the side of the rock. It’s also a fantastic place to view salmon swimming up the creek during the summer season.
Whatever you choose to do in Ketchikan, if you are visiting from a cruise ship let Special Needs Group assist you in making your vacation even more comfortable and relaxing through a wheelchair or mobility scooter rental. Give us a call at 800-513-4515!