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Creek Street

Address: Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.

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Campbell Hill, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Interesting and pretty walk through the quaint shops & restaurants. Nice area to spend time shopping and strolling the boardwalk (The old Red Light District). Layed back & peaceful. Not really for children. We were there during the Salmon run, it was a great place to see them jumping their way up stream! Exciting to see!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Creek Street is a really neat historic place with little shops and galleries. It's location is easy to get to and is right at the other end of Married Man's Trail from the fish ladder. Highly recommend.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
51 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
87 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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
42 helpful votes 42 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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