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Creek Street

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Address: , Ketchikan, AK
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.

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A unique street!

Interesting place to visit, as you won't find many other streets quite like it. It is built on a wooden structure above the creek. It was the red light district years ago. Reading... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A walk through Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous former red-light district, is interesting as the exteriors of the former brothels have been beautifully restored and the adjacent creek is full of spawning salmon (some live and some dead). Many of the buildings have an informational sign that details the history of the building or its residents. If you find the... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to see the great local shops and get great souvenirs while in Ketchikan!! Don't just go to the shops around the port, go here, see the local shops and you can see the salmon in the creek as well!

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Oxford, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't really fine much of interest here. It is a street rich in history but it smells really bad if dead salmon! There is a cute shop selling local goods on the corner called "something fishy" it's worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to visit, as you won't find many other streets quite like it. It is built on a wooden structure above the creek. It was the red light district years ago. Reading about it's history was fun, and watching spawning salmon below was cool! I would make it a point to stop by if in Ketchikan.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Though it wasn't too far to walk, the free city bus made the trip from the cruise dock to this shopping area even easier. Just far enough from the port to avoid the excessively touristy shops and unending jewelry stores, it had the right mix of souvenirs and unusual gifts in a charming setting and quaint scenery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nice old little street built over the water. It's mainly souvenir shops and a old brothel you can check out but the cool thing was the Salmon running up stream and the seals chasing them. If you are in Ketchikan its a must see.

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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I don't get the appeal of this, unless you're into the bawdy history. Yes, the buildings are cute but there is nothing to see here for a family traveling with children. Skip it, or take a picture from a distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoy walking along this street as there are many quaint shops, historical buildings where famous people live. We shopped for souvenier here. Many shops selling different crafts. Then at the end of the street we watch salmon swimming. many died along the way. You admired their fighting spirit...swimming upstream, often to be swept away by current. Shops sell T shirt,... More 

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Creek Street is a historic boardwalk set up on pilings along Ketchikan Creek. It was built over the water because it was too difficult to blast away the rocky hills surrounding the creek. As placards will tell you, it's a former red light district (about 1903 to 1954) where both men and salmon swam upstream to spawn. The fish still... More 

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love Dolly's House-rich with history. Stroll the street and see the hidden little shops that the average tourist are unaware of. See the Salmon fight to get upstream.

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