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“on stilts”(63 reviews)
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Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
Ketchikan, AK
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All reviews red light district on stilts salmon dolly's house tourist shops cute shops historic area married man's trail fish ladder nice walk cape fox lodge board walk gold rush interesting history walking tour cruise ship an easy walk
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

We walked Creek Street after the cruise ship season ended and nearly had the place to ourselves. Its a short little walk along cute building standing on stilts over the Ketchikan Creek.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatieZ995
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is a must visit on any stop in Ketchikan, even if only for a few minutes. It really is as pretty in real life as it is in the pictures, especially if you get there before the crowds. Ketchikan can have multiple ships in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

Walking along a "street" that actually has a creek running through was very different. The shops and history of this street were fun, but seeing Salmon swimming upstream to spawn and Seals and Gulls following was amazing. I loved the eccentricity of this street.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunshine514251
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We made a short visit to picturesque Creek Street which was only steps from where our cruise ship docked. It gives an insight into days gone by when ladies of the night were the local entertainment. Both the ladies and their clients were gold diggers....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is a pretty interesting stop along the Alaska cruise route. Yes it is very touristy and most of the buildings along this stretch have been refurbished and is mainly geared towards souvenir purchases. The buildings are stretched along the creek and you can see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Della G
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Creek Street and Ketchikan Creek is an interesting area. Creek Street is the old red light district that is now mainly souvenir shops, restaurants and a few craft shops. The houses are on stilts over the creek and it all looks very nice. We even...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Whistledown
Reviewed October 28, 2018

As we couldn't find any titles on the two main waterfront streets and vicinity, I thought it will be useful to write some impressions. It's about half a mile distance from the Aurora sport fishing to the Great Alaskan Lumberjack place, great for walking and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Iska1
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We came up to this place just walking around...it has an interesting story...now it's stores and cafes =) keep walking until you get to the end, you'll see the waterfall and a beautiful park =)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dabella2015
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We were disappointed that the end of season meant museums not open on a Saturday. We could do without the Creek Street shopping (some were open) but would have really enjoyed to see the totems and additional cultural opportunities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leisurebug2016
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We really enjoyed wandering around this area, which used to be the red light district but is now predominantly restaurants and shops. Dolly's House, the last brothel to close, is now a museum - we didn't go in but understand it ii quite entertaining! Be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 12, 2017|
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Response from johnpO5383UW | Reviewed this property |
They’re pretty much all open when the ships are in port.
December 6, 2017|
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Response from Cschuch | Reviewed this property |
It’s a short walk from the cruise piers. Shops are open and great opportunities for photos
March 13, 2017|
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