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Creek Street

Address: Ketchikan, AK
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Ranked #6 of 47 things to do 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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Calgary, AB, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This street is so unique and beautiful. There are so many great shops! I loved that there were shops full of local artwork and handicrafts. My favourite souvenirs from Alaska were bought here from a local artist who had a small studio in the back of another shop, featuring all of his fantastic Native Alaskan artwork. I had a chance... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a fun place if you have never been. Beautiful scenery, quirky shops and a quaint hotel. The fun history of Ketchikan etc., Once or twice is enough though.

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Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a wonderful time strolling through Creek Street. there were tons of Salmon in the river and we enjoyed watching them jump up the salmon ladder. “Yeltatzie’s Salmon” by Terry Pyles was a beautiful sculpture we saw on our walk. The historic building were cool to look at and then even had plaques on the outside that told the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This beautiful area of Ketchikan has lots of picture-taking opportunities and lots of rich history. Many of the buildings do or once belonged to the brave women who braved the wilds of Alaska to start their own businesses and their stories are written on useful boards placed on the houses themselves. The little shops are interesting to peek into. I... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Just walked around observed locals and local foods it was fun and one has plenty of time to do this plus a little shopping before heading back to the ships

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Campbell Hill, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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51 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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