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“Wonderful, so cute”
Review of Creek Street

Creek Street
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Owner description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
Bagno Vignoni, Italy
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“Wonderful, so cute”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Wonderful little walk around shops! Lots of people in this area-- can be kind of jammed up but such unique and wonderful little gifts and trinkets to grab up. Had some wonderful food down ehre as well. Vendors very friendly. Some people were fishing from the bridge. Nice views of the ocean and my cruise ship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Fun Shopping in Town”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

An easy walk from the ships, there are great little locally owned shops here. Great place to get real Alaska art, goodies.

Visited July 2013
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Hemet
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“Creek Street stroll”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

What a neat place with lots of history. All the old houses are shops now, of course, but the houses were the originals and interesting to look at. Most of the shops had very nice and quality items made by locals or in Alaska. Some of the most well-known bordellos charged a fee. The salmon ladder is well worth seeing; be sure and take the time to walk the "Married Man's Trail" along the river.

Visited August 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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“Salmon spawning with tourist tat”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

Basically wooden buildings which are now tourist/souvenir shops and restaurants built on wooden walkways along the river which is famous for Salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

Visited September 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Enjoy the boardwalks, watch for wildlife in creek”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you enjoy a bit of shopping, and even if you don't, Creek Street offers a picturesque alternative walk and no tanzanite. We enjoyed two days in Ketchikan (on either end of a 14 day cruise), and walked Creek Street each time. On our first visit, early morning, the shops that were open were not very crowded. We enjoyed the added attraction of seeing river otter play in the creek, and the boardwalks behind the shops along the creek offer peaceful views of the fast moving creek.

On another morning (10 am or so) we were surprised to see a bear alongside the creek batting at the water (from the deck overlooking the creek at the Tongass Historical Museum). We arrived back to peek through the shops mid-afternoon. Stores were noticeably more crowded, but not overwhelmingly so.

We travel light and are lookers more than buyers. However, we were truly intrigued at Alaska Eagle Arts (Marvin Oliver, artist), which we discovered on our second visit. Marvin's work is beautiful and unique. We purchased a set of his totemic reflection note cards which we had framed once home.

When you finish peeking in the shops, take the short walk on Married Man's trail to view the fish ladder, especially if the salmon are running!

Visited July 2013
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