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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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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

So nice to walk through. Lots of shops. I wish they would have some more places to eat there though. I loved watching the salmon swimming in the creek and spotted some otters in the evening.

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San Francisco, California
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54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My 3rd time here and it's always raining! No matter- don your raincoat and umbrella and off you go. Creek street is a little shopping area which is quaint and we always enjoy shopping thru here. Seeing the salmon under the bridge is very cool. We were there in early September and didn't notice any smell. It's just a charming... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's a quirky little jaunt, and worth taking. Just don't expect too much, or much information about the history of the place beyond it was the red light district. The architecture has been preserved, and it doesn't take much time to take in the sights.

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Kent, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The shops were really nice. Wasn't a bunch of junk like a lot of tourist spots. There were some really nice art shops there. enjoyed the walk through.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This once Red Light district in Ketchikan, Alaska is a well-preserved commercial district that boasts several shops, each with an excellent view of the creek. Creek Street is a pedestrian boardwalk that connects the old houses of Ketchikan's "'working women," - a place were salmon and men came to spawn. Today those old houses are an eclectic blend of souvenir... More

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Lindsay
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ketchikan was the last stop of our Alaskan cruise. It was raining hard in the early morning, so we waited awhile and then ventured out with umbrellas and weather proof jackets. After visiting some shops by the pier, we walked up to Creek Street. This part of Ketchikan is very much a fishing village, and you can see how things... More

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