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Creek Street

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Address: Ketchikan, AK

Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.

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Fun walk along Creek Street & the salmon ladders

We had a great time strolling along Creek Street, and doing the self-guided walking tour. Amazing amount of salmon!!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Saratoga, California
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Bridgewater, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved walking on Creek Street. We were able to see real, authentic souvenirs and interact with the shop keepers. Walking along Creek Street was very pleasant.

Thank marypiano48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bring your camera and walk beyond the shops on the way to the salmon ladder. There is a section of boardwalk along the creek where we watched seals chase and catch salmon. This was in the afternoon at low tide, and the harbor seals were catching salmon, playing and floating on their backs. Our visit was in September at the... More 

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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time strolling along Creek Street, and doing the self-guided walking tour. Amazing amount of salmon!!!

Thank Mary99
Marietta, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, it is nice and very Alaskan but not much going on. Definitely worth a stop and walk and some photos.

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Vilnius County, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place just to walk thru, there are a lot little souvenir shops. Couples or families can have a little walk.

Thank Erika J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little town with many shops - a short walk from the docks. We went behind the shops & found the short trail to the salmon ladder that appears to be several years old. Unfortunately, the water levels were very low when we were there, so the ladder wasn't in use, but we did see the salmon... More 

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Sheffield, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a quaint piece of the local history & has to be seen. This is the place the prospectors came to spend their money & like the sign on one of the houses says, both Men & salmon came here to spawn.... Its a series of old brothels & shops & costs nothing if you just want to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Creek Street in a short easy stroll from the cruise ship terminal, Just look for the large totem pole(Chief Johnson Totem Pole) which is located at Creek Street. There is the original buildings that have been restored back to their original conditions. The water flowing from up in the hills comes through the center of the village and there are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

All painted different colors and with it's only history, incl one that use to house prostitutes and now is a museum of that occupation. Others include residence and boutique. Fun to walk around

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We had time to spend in Ketchikan before a flight and so we decided to explore. We didn't know about Creek Street but we were glad we found it as it was very interesting and had a nice authentic feel to it. It was fascinating to see how the buildings were supported on struts and the informative signs giving the... More 

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