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Creek Street

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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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Shopping District

One of our stops on our Holland America Alaskan cruise was Ketchikan. Creek Street is a short walk from the pier. Old red light district which has been converted to shopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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East Ely, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the history of Creek Street. It has many shops and sales people. The salmon were running and kids were fishing off the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of our stops on our Holland America Alaskan cruise was Ketchikan. Creek Street is a short walk from the pier. Old red light district which has been converted to shopping. Really cool area to walk through. Saw lots of salmon along the creek. Fun little port!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed my time at Creek street lots of little shops and people. It is cool to watch the salmon and sometimes you can even see a little seal there

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst on an Alaskan cruise we stopped off in Ketchikan and were very pleasantly surprised - at last somewhere with a bit of character! Juneau and Skagway had both seemed like wall to wall cruise ships with loads of people and, of course, shops. Ketchikan was a pleasant surprise and we spent a lovely few hours wandering around the streets.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice views and love the locally crafted items. Easy to get to. Suggested by cruise ship and another local tour

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Libby, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area represented the old red light district of the city during the "Gold Rush" era of the late 1890's. Dolly's house is located here well preserved historical site.

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Charlotte, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This piece of history is hard to explain, but very interesting. The houses, the stories and the walk along the river are well preserved.

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours poking around the stores. There was some fun stuff to check out. We bought one of those Alaskan Ulu knives. I will say I love mine. The one we nought had a bowl too which is wonderful to chop in. Thinks like walnuts for baking etc. the board walk around was easy walking and lead... More 

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Thank Kay B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an old brothel area of Ketchikan that has been maintained very well. It's beer turned into mostly a boardwalk shopping area with small craft stores, mostly selling Alaskan goods. It's good for a walk and a unique area for some souvenir shopping The street does start with the brothel museum which may be worth a trip, but we... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a lot of shops in this area. We tried to make sure we were in the locally owned ones. We got salmon products and some wood carvings. You can rent poles and fish in the salmon stream running through.

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