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Address: 24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: (907) 225-6329
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Unusual view of a side of frontier life not usually detailed

Dolly's House is an unusual look at a "house of ill repute", which was owned and in operation for many years by a pillar of the community. Visitors of a certain age will find the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Charming, enchanting - historical- amazing gal-she definitely gave a lot to the community. Great tour!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Dolly's House is an unusual look at a "house of ill repute", which was owned and in operation for many years by a pillar of the community. Visitors of a certain age will find the furnishings and decoration to be familiar, probably from the homes of older relatives when they were children. Younger visitors will see it all as old... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this place, but it is worth a quick side trip. (I got a free entry with another tour.) I appreciated just seeing the inside of a home, as well as hearing the brief story of Dolly.

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the more colorful characters of Ketchikan was Ms. Dolly who ran one of the most famous Red Light Homes in the area. The house has been preserved/restored to it's old splendor and the interior remain virtually the same as when Dolly resided there. It is full of old antiques and photos of Dolly, very eclectic decor and photos... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

So the awesome sign on the building reads "Dolly's House / Historic Red Light Town / Where both men and salmon came upstream to spawn" It's hilarious! Just the sign alone is enough to pique my curiosity to stop in for a visit!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You really have to check this out, there's a good story behind it. Real juicy. Riding the Duck Tour.

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Bay City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Part of our local tour was a stop here to hear about the brothels and see the famous Dolly. Interesting hearing the history and seeing the small house and artifacts in it. If you have nothing better to see it.

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

when you walk in you are greeted and they ask if you would like to take tour. tour is $10 per person I did see them negotiate for large groups. Dolly owned this home and she was the only lady who did her business there she was a blonde 6 foot tall with blue eyes so she was always busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was great to view inside the house so much history i think worth the 10.00 hearing Bout how she paid her loan back and seeing the inside was a nice tour

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Sooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This house used to belong to a madam back in the early days of the town. It has been preserved as a museum, and shows what life was like back then. There are many interesting things in the house. It is worth the visit, and there is an entrance fee, which includes a guided tour of the entire inside of... More 

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