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Creek Street

Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There are a small selection of quaint shops here to look at and a tramway that will take you to the lodge above to get a decent view. The opal shop is interesting and the brothel too. But you will know this over in an hour. Not much for children.

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Allen, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Creek Street in scenic downtown Ketchikan is a must see for any tourist. I visited this area during the off-season when the crowds from the cruise-lines tapered off to non-existent. The buildings in this attraction are on stilts overlooking the water and a boardwalk winds through the various botique shops, restaurants and bars. The area, though now a thriving tourist... More

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Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Creek Street is a set of wooden buildings along a boardwalk in what used to be Ketchikan's red-light district (from 1890-1910?). In any case, the buildings are original, if repaired, and there's lots of history to see. The buildings are in active use as shops, with a couple of restaurants, and at least one hotel. The boardwalk overlooks the creek,... More

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Houses built over the water and kept in a early 20th century style. Where both men and fish went up stream to spawn.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Historic and amazing to see the Salmon climbing the ladder against all odds!Dolly House the most well known landmark and the cosy unique boutiques with restaurants on side of the creek with the fishes going upstream keep the passerby tourist enchanted and intrigued by the total natural beauty of ketchikan downtown.The transportation and buses from creek street to most important... More

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Miami, Florida
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176 reviews 176 reviews
82 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The historical Creek Street in Ketchikan is a great place for a stroll along the wooden walkways with brightly colored wooden houses that stand on top of Wooden Poles along the Ketchikan town. This place was quite infamous during its heydays as the Brothel Place in Ketchikan, but today it is a souvenir place dotted with shops selling different stuff.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Pleasant boardwalk over the water with opportunities for lovely photos of reflections. Mostly souvenir type shops but better quality that many others in the main town area. It wasn't crowded when we were there so we had a pleasant walk but I understand it gets very crowded when there are 4 big ships docked.

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The Northern most Key - Mil-wau-key
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped in Ketchikan, Alaska as part of a cruise. We did not have a tour booked, so we just walked around the area. Creek Street was a very nice place to walk and full of history. It was like walking back to the 1890's. Creek Street is a short walk from the cruise port and the best free tour... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you like history and have some extra time you might like to walk around and check things out. A interesting walk if you have some extra time and want to experience a little of the old part of town.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A trip to Ketchican would not be complete without a wonder along Creek street, most of the shops are not affiliated to the cruise industry and have a more diverse array of goods at often lower prices. It also has a real sense of history. All that and it's free unless you buy something or take the tour of a... More

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