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Love Exploring Logo By Karlina Valeiko of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 32: In the far south of the USA’s most northerly state is Ketchikan, centered on a small cluster of colorful clapboard stilt houses perched over Ketchikan Creek. The city is known for its indigenous (mostly Tlingit and Haida) heritage and is the best place in the country to see intricately carved and brightly painted totem poles in their intended environment. And what an environment it is, with lush green forests, glacier-carved valleys and looming mountains just outside the city. Check out more of Alaska's most beautiful sights

31. Ketchikan, Alaska

In the far south of the USA’s most northerly state is Ketchikan, centered on a small cluster of colorful clapboard stilt houses perched over Ketchikan Creek. The city is known for its indigenous (mostly Tlingit and Haida) heritage and is the best place in the country to see intricately carved and brightly painted totem poles in their intended environment. And what an environment it is, with lush green forests, glacier-carved valleys and looming mountains just outside the city.

Check out more of Alaska's most beautiful sights

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