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Address: Ketchikan, AK
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Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.

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Colorful buildings built on stilts over Ketchikan Creek

This not very large area is within walking distance from the cruise ship dock. It once was a red light district. Married Man's Trail so the married men visiting could avoid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Colden, New York
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Monterrey, Mexico
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a street to walk and buy some things, a lot of souvenirs, and really good place to take pictures, go and have a really good walk in there.

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Houma, Louisiana
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249 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems that most of this town is just walking distance from our ship. When we walked over the creek street bridge we saw a seal swimming below. Then we walked up creek on the boardwalk to sight see. I recommend you not miss this area away from the town center. Nice walking even in the light rain we had... More 

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Colden, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This not very large area is within walking distance from the cruise ship dock. It once was a red light district. Married Man's Trail so the married men visiting could avoid getting caught and having to pay hefty fines. Salmon Ladder is in this area also. We didn't see any salmon there. Most of the buildings have been turned into... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Ketchikan as one of our cruise ports and only had about 4-5 hours to spend. We chose to do one of the self walking tours offered at the visitor center. This is a free way to see the town with some information about various buildings and landmarks including creek street. I was a little disappointed the salmon... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was interesting looking at the building built along Creek street. Had a little museum in one of the buildings. All the other buildings had stores selling all the touristy things. Very crowded when the ships are in. Good for a walk thru and that's all.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This town was fabulous. We didn't take any tours we just spent the hole time in port just walking and looking at the attractions. Lots to see and great fund to see the ice flowing down the creek as we come from Aussie. Plenty of good reasonable eating cafes too

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2 Thank Hdbaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I went there for a couple minutes early after getting off the cruise ship to take a few photos because I knew no one would be there yet to interfere with that. After doing a couple other things I came back to check out a few of the buildings, and I will say there are a few neat businesses to... More 

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Nagoya,Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

クルーズ船の停まった港から子ども含む家族で歩きました。小さい町なので難なくたどり着けてしまいますが、無料のバスもとおっていますので帰りだけバスという選択肢もありでしょう。 天気が良かったので街並みがとても美しく、サーモンがたくさん泳いでいるのを見た子供たちは興奮していました。ゆっくり散歩がてら街並みを見て歩くのにぴったりなロケーションです。Walked around Creek St from the cruise ship port. It was close enough for our 5 year old children to walk to the Creek St with us. Beautiful town with cute little souvenir shops. Many excellent photo spots.

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Forster, Australia
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Visited Ketchikan on a day trip while on a cruise in Alaska. Creek street is a historic board walk area, where the ladies of the night worked. The shacks have been restored and turned into tourist shops and museums and are perched over the creek. Very photogenic and amusing. We saw many old salmon ( on their last legs as... More 

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Saxman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Great exercise walking over the bridge past a couple food eating establishments, multiple stores with t-shirts, jewelry, etc. Don't miss the $2.00 ride on the tram up Cape Fox Hill visit the artifact's in glass cases and through the building is the Council of Chiefs Totem circle, great view of the mountains. On ride down take a picture of your... More 

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