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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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Interesting, with an authentic feel

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank MACK14
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Creek Street is always a great place to walk around -- like walking in the past. Stop in and browse the shops along the way.

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk along Creek St is worth your while. This was the red light district of Ketchikan and the buildings have been well maintained. You can also see lots of salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Pretty interesting if you have not seen this before. There are some great little shops and museums along here although some are a bit touristy.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice little walk around town. Lots of little shops. Salmon swimming in the Creek & Seals waiting on the banks to snag one of them. Very nice..

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I was on the Star Princess which stopped at Ketchikan for the day. I have seen pictures of Creek Street in magazines and postcards and wow, this place just looks exactly the same. I enjoyed strolling around Creek Street and gong into the stores. I could never get enough of the picturesque atmosphere at Creek Street. I want to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Creek Street is really well maintained and a lovely place to visit. Lots of little shops, but gives the history of each building and is very interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I wasn't impressed by Creek Street,ok if all you wanted to do was buy jewellery and souvenirs at hyper inflated prices.The cruise ship shops have moved into town which is not what you travel to Ketchikan for .Take advantage of the many other local tours available weather permitting.

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