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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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new orleans
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The very first place you stop when travelling north on a cruise ship to Alaska is Ketchikan, which is in the very southeast portion of Alaska. Make sure while you are there to walk along Creek Street. Most of the street is via a wooden "sidewalks". And like Ketchikan it is a very small street, but filled with shops in... More

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Closter
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It was really a cute area to visit. We visited last August, when we got off from a Princess cruise. It was an interesting collection of shops. The Dolly museum was great! Plenty of areas to take good pictures. Do not miss!

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I found Creek Street to be too over crowded with both Tourists and tourist shops. It was unfortunate that there was so many cruise ships in town on the day, as it looked like it would have been fascinating to learn so of the history.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was my second visit to Creek Street and I was absolutely thrilled to have the chance to come back and savor it again. The first time I remember being a little disappointed by how small Creek Street was. I guess I had in my mind that the former Red Light District was going to be some kind of massive,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Such a cute area to walk through. The shops are local, the culture is evident, and it's just absolutely wonderful.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

When the salmon are spawning there is the smell of rotten fish, but if you can get past that you might be lucky enough to see a sea lion eating salmon up the creek. The walk is fun and gives you the feel of days gone by. The little shops are run by friendly people that are welcoming to everyone.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I used to work at the corner of Creek Street and Stedman and also had an office in the Star House. Now don't go getting any crazy ideas.... this USED to be the red-light district. Now the "houses of ill-repute" are quaint shops, restaurants and several lodging options. I used to manage the New York Hotel on Stedman Street, which... More

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Bagno Vignoni, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Wonderful little walk around shops! Lots of people in this area-- can be kind of jammed up but such unique and wonderful little gifts and trinkets to grab up. Had some wonderful food down ehre as well. Vendors very friendly. Some people were fishing from the bridge. Nice views of the ocean and my cruise ship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

An easy walk from the ships, there are great little locally owned shops here. Great place to get real Alaska art, goodies.

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Hemet
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a neat place with lots of history. All the old houses are shops now, of course, but the houses were the originals and interesting to look at. Most of the shops had very nice and quality items made by locals or in Alaska. Some of the most well-known bordellos charged a fee. The salmon ladder is well worth seeing;... More

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