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Address: 24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: (907) 225-6329
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Great Local History - And Some Laughs

This great old house located on Creek Street is like a step back in time, to back when the street was the Red Light District of Ketchikan. It was interesting learning of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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Calgary, AB, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This great old house located on Creek Street is like a step back in time, to back when the street was the Red Light District of Ketchikan. It was interesting learning of the prevalence of prostitution in Alaska, and of Dolly's entrepreneurial spirit. The house has been so well kept, with all of the original wallpapers and accessories, and all... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband love stating after a visit to Dolly's that I took him to a brothel. This was a cool museum and our tour guides were wonderful. I asked tons of questions and they had answers. There were a lot of laughs with the "men's bathroom" and it was cool to see all the old fixtures. They had a video... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Then you'll enjoy Dolly's. It's a former brothel and Dolly was a very colorful lady. Stop here awhile the staff were neat The stories about the history of the brothel are interesting. Small place and a short visit but hey something size doesn't matter and a quickie can do you good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When I say color, I mean of the 'red light district' kind. Dolly's house is a former working brothel in the old style. Great local history about a wonderful, albeit fallen as they say, woman. Located right on Creek Street (the red light district) near shopping including the gallery of a internationally known Tlingit carver.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped here while walking through town. The staff were nice and sweet. The stories about the madam were interesting. If you decide to walk through town, it is worth stopping in and reading/hearing about the past.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It amazes me how small the accommodations were. I lived in Ketchikan for a summer. We saw most of the touristy stuff. This place was an interesting little bit of history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Dollys House the first brothel in Ketchikan. What a fascinating place. Everything is as it was left when she left it to the city as a museum. Definitely worth a visit. We booked. Saxman Village tour which included the Totem Poles, wildlife viewing as well as entry to Dollys when we got off the ship in Ketchikan. We were glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed visiting Dolly's House while strolling around Creek Street. Because it was near the end of the season it only cost $15 for both of us. It's a very small house and doesn't take long to visit but it's fun to go back in time. The condoms decorating the shower curtain in the bathroom are a... More 

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Fresno, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It cost 10 dollars to get in and I would say it's a waste of money, but then this comes part of our tour so we did it anyways. Dolly's house is in the red light district and at that time when she bought it, it only took her two weeks to pay the house in full. She must have... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was great to visit Dollys house. Apparently everything is the same bar the wallpaper which had to be changed. You get to listen to a recording in every room giving information about her. Would recommend

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