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Dolly's House Museum

24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
(907) 225-6329
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Museums
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Lisbon, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sort of like stuff from Grandmas attic. Most of it not authentic, right down to the wallpaper! Certainly not worth walking in the rain!

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Let's be honest: this was kind of a joke. The fee must have gone up, as we paid $10 a person for a 5 minute tour. The house is, for the most part, not in great shape. It's musty and dirty, and there doesn't seem to be much attempt at upkeep. The videos are difficult to hear and pretty uninteresting.... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ok so the price has gone up. The last time we were in Ketchikan it was $5.00, but what the heck. You only live once, right. So we did the tour and it was fun. Dolly was a working lady most of her life and she took care of her girls. This was a fun take your time tour. You... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a quick tour, and a very interesting one at that. The ladies on staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the industry of brothels in the west during the gold rush days and beyond, and especially of Dolly's story. I hadn't included it on our itinerary, but we decided to experience it when we passed it by... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a quickie tour - about 10-15 minutes - and cost a bit much at $10 a person (plus they ask for tips for a self-guided tour, which is kind of odd.) This is an authentic brothel with stairs (no handicap access) and has a lot of cool history behind it. It's preserved in all its red-light district glory... More

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

For $5 per person (plus a strongly suggested tip), you can talk a walk through the home of a courtesan that is as much a part of the town's history as the salmon that run through it. The home itself has perhaps 5 rooms, and aside from a brief introduction and historical overview by a staff member you walk through... More

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