"Made In Alaska... or China?" Petersburg Tourist Trap Tip by SEAKFamily
Petersburg Tourist Traps: 1 reviews and 2 photos
This is a general tip when traveling anywhere really.
My biggest pet peeve, came when I was told that for most places that are visited by large cruise companies, in Alaska, THEY own the shops that are most frequented by their passengers. And if you look at where the souviners are made, it says CHINA! This is crazy! I figure, if I want a cheap little souviner to remember my trip by that is made in China, I will go to China! In Alaska, look for "Made In Alaska".
That being said, look very closely at the item you purchase. It depends on where you are shopping too. I won't tell you who sells China made Alaskan souvineres, but I will tell you where to get authentic MADE IN ALASKA treasures: Go to The Framer's Loft. The owner has the same pet peeve as me and strives to sell only Alaskan made items. If it isn't made in Alaska (which is rare), it is made in the USA!
So keep your eyes peeled and watch out for mementos that are true to your journey.
Unique Suggestions: Ask locals where to get authentic "Made In Alaska" items and ask them to show you the labels. Some smaller towns, such as Petersburg, have Alaskan made items mixed with China made items. So, when going into a shop, specifically ask the owner if the items they carry are made in Alaska or not.
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