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Dolly's House Museum

24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
(907) 225-6329
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Museums
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The Villages, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Dolly's was near the end of Creek Street a boardwalk with large creek, gift shops ,etc. and normally a crowd of people however since it was early in the season and a slight mist we were mostly alone. We really enjoyed talking to the young lady who gave us the history of the house and Dolly. It was a treat... More

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MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Some may find fault with this, but it is also part of history. It is an old house, but the girls and the the furnishings make it interesting. I loved the little walk way that went to Dolly's House and on to several other small shops. They are all raised on stilts and next to the creek. Very pretty area.... More

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ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's funky and hokey like much of the town. Expensive? Yes but given the short duration of the tourist season it is not exorbitant.

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Gilson, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The girls are lots of fun to talk to outside, but the inside is just another old house. We were hoping for a guided tour, but you just walked through on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The $10 is pricey for the incredibly short tour but the history and details are worth it. Dolly bequeathed her home to be a museum so everything is still intact. This "hidden history" of how the town started is incredibly intriguing. Dolly was a a woman larger than life and to see how she lived was worth the steep price.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Dolly's House is an interesting piece of history and the preserved house and exhibits are well-done and worthwhile. However, they charge $10 per person for a very short (~2 minute) narrated introduction followed by a self-guided tour of the rest of the house, which consists of about 4 rooms. The entire "tour" probably takes about 10-15 minutes max. While the... More

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Lisbon, New York
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Dolly's House is a fun place to take a step back to an earlier time in Ketchikan. The ladies "working" the place really make it enjoyable and they are fun. We enjoyed seeing how things were when Dolly was up and running and hearing all the great stories of how much business she got during the time period. The house... More

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Oshawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was a great museum. Loved the fact everything in it was all original right down to the wall paper. Would love to go back to Ketchikan. I also did snorkelling in Ketchikan and it was also amazing.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is like taking a step back in time, into a home filled with memorabilia from the 1920s through the 1960s, with clues to Dolly's "profession" throughout the museum. You may want to consider the age of any children with you though, or be ready for some interesting questions ;-)

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just happened upon the red light district by chance. This was fun. I was asked if I wanted to fill out a job application that the brothel was hiring. The staff was fun and great! They took their time and explained the entire area to us. I also suggest you take the married man walk along the river

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