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Creek Street

Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Creek Street is a pretty little street with a beautiful setting. Unfortunately, it is way too touristy with nothing but tourist trap shops. It is still a fun street to walk along, but it would be better with more historical things to see and less trinket shops.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Creek Street is in a neat setting that I would have loved to have seen back in the day. Currently, it's populated by nothing but tourist shops. I heard there's a tour of a former bordello there, but it wasn't available when we visited. A good way to walk back to the ship, but they're there to sell you.

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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very pretty little street with Dolly's House as its main calling card. Definitely a street from Alaskan history, but now it's just another reason for tourists to drop some bucks.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Visited while in Ketchikan as part of our Princess cruise trip. Creek Street is quite a unique spot with all the properties built on stilts over the creek. Historic of course, and very colourful with a number of shops to browse, and Dolly`s House museum of course. Only a short detour off the main street but worth a look.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This area was full of brothels and bawdy houses in the gold rush days. They have been refurbished into this very picturesque street of shops. The shops have great items in them and the prices are reasonable. We are so glad we discovered the art of Ray Troll in one of the stores. We love his stuff! Don't miss Creek... More

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Checotah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The boardwalk stroll down creek street is a must-do! I'm in love with the quaint shops and colorful history of creek street! Be sure to take "Married-Man's Trail" around to the fishing ladder and spend some time watching the creek for otter, seals, and salmon!

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is a boardwalk type of atmosphere on Creek Street. You can just stroll and check out the gift shops. They also had decent prices for souveniers and T shirts. This area used to be a red light district but eventually prostitution was outlawed and the city made it in a mixed use zoning. That is when they dressed up... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a cute little town and Creek Street is its mini version of Fisherman's Wharf. It's all within walking distance of the Cruise Dock so you don't have to pay for a guided tour , just head a couple of blocks in from the waterfront and you're there. Space in this town is at a premium so most of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After disembarking our cruise ship, we walked around Ketchikan - we did feel it necessary to go on a tour of the town, as all very close to the docks. Creek Street is very quaint, very touristy of course, with the usual shops selling nick=knacks etc. We did find that one of the stores selling rather nice anoraks, were selling... More

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Glendora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Creek Street was a fun place to walk around, lots of small shops and signage describing the history of the area and the buildings. There were a few totem poles in the little parks in the area.

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