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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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Go for the view of the salmon ladder

Although quaint, we were not as impressed with the shops as the beautiful salmon ladder and all the seals trying to catch them as they jumped.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although quaint, we were not as impressed with the shops as the beautiful salmon ladder and all the seals trying to catch them as they jumped.

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Maple Ridge BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its the older aera of town built over the creek.There is the old brothel and a few stores.Like every stop its a tourist trap town.The front is jewellery,t shirt and fur stores etc.Its a good walk around to get off the ship and browse and people watch .

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Otley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting little area at the top end of Ketchikan. It is accessed completely on a boardwalk which has, at one end, the waterfall and salmon leap and then follows the river down. Here you will find many little shops with the real artists of Alaska selling their crafts, Cafes, ice cream etc plus lots of signs... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many of the places are still intact, but sadly no longer the intended use. Now it is just a tourist trap street, mostly just a pleasant place to walk through admiring the structures and the wildlife. There was still one place open as a sort of museum to the working girls, but now they use trinkets and key rings to... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The preservation of the early days of Ketchikan has produced an unique snapshot of the towns shady past servicing the needs of men on their way to the Yukon gold fields Worth a visit if visiting Keichikan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Creek Street has an interesting history! "Affection for hire," spawning salmon, baseball on the flats at low tide... And now tourism. There's a striking totem at the head of the street (the knitting shop is just behind it, FYI). Stop for bubble tea and free wifi at the Chinese restaurant, then enjoy the shops. Fur, salmon, souvenirs, jewelry, more souvenirs...... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rather than just restrict yourself to the boardwalks of Creek Street, start at Married Man's Trail along Ketchikan Creek to watch the salmon 'torture' themselves, then follow the path to the boardwalks - or vice versa. Seals lazily swimming around, added to the experience. The boardwalk area along the creek is very interesting from a historical perspective, with good signage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This street is wonderful, very colouful where the Salmon come to spawn then die. Great for shopping. Close enough to walk to if you are on a cruise.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Creek street is one of the oldest red light districts in the USA. It no longer is a place of ill repute but instead it is filled with art galleries and souvenir shops. The architecture is charming and it is a great place to take some photos and get some real Alaskan gifts.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The houses on Creek Street were the red light district when Ketchikan was in its infancy. The ladies did so well that they were able to buy up chunks of the real estate in town. A few houses are still lived in ( respectably) but most have been converted into shops or galleries with a wide range of souvenirs and... More 

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