Ketchikan: This city is famous for 2 things: salmon and totem poles. Around 14 feet (4 metres) of rain falls each year on this southeastern city. Visitors should not let this put them off, however, as it is here they will find the Saxman and Totem Bight Parks, which contain the world's largest collection of totem poles. The display includes some of the oldest examples in the world, as well as a range of new ones, which are carved by local craftsmen in an open studio. Excursions include a boat or plane trip into the Misty Fjords National Monument. The coastal rain forests and glacial fjords shelter many species of land animals and sea life.