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Creek Street

Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #9 of 21 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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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty walk around the creek and the salmon area. The buildings are all older and full of interesting quotes and memories. Most of the shops had the same items, but the area felt less touristy and had more soul. Definitely a place to go while you are in town.

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Tempe, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting place since it used to be bordello in the gold rush era. Costs $10 to tour. Very well preserved and educational for those of you that are interested in knowing how the women made their living.

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Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

See the Salmon, with some Touristy History . We took a map of the Downtown Walk to Creek Street, admired the Totem Poles, saw the Salmon swimming and dying, so exhausted by the time they got here. Loved Creek Street, just a little look in to the "old days" just for Tourists. We took the Cable a Car up to... More

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Everett, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I feel this area was nothing more than a nice walk looking at old buildings. We got really tired of all the shops selling the same touristy junk. Worth checking out, but not a priority.

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IN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Creek Street has that icky tourist trap feel. Which is understandable.... but what I liked about Creek Street was the ability to observe salmon making their way up the creek to the spawning grounds. That part of Creek Street was completely wonderful. Continue following the Creek above town a bit and you can tiptoe to the edge of the creek... More

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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Was interesting to see the original houses in such a pretty setting, and learn a bit about the history.

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Lara
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Ketchikan is a great place, we went on a guided walking tour along creek street and were told about the very interesting history of the place. Saw lots of salmon on their way up the creek to spawn. The fire brigade us a must visit, they have a beautifully restored old fire truck in working order.

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Kamloops, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We toured past the street and were given the history while on the duck boat tour. After that a couple of us walked back to the area for picture taking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The awesome thing about this place is that all the constructions are around and above the river where you can see the salmons struggling against the current. The bad news is that there was some garbage in the floor and no trash cans around. Another uncomfortable thing is that seasonally the salmons die so it smells a little bad.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Not too much variety on what the shops sell; jewelry and souvenirs. It's a nice view and you can walk the town in a few short hours.

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