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Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The History of Creek Street shows how a community adjusted to a perceived need by moving the operations across the river to what was then not city property thus avoiding influence from city elders. The properties have been nicely restored and of course provide lots...More

Thank BillREvans
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Creek St is an old part of Ketchikan and N easy walk from the cruise terminal. We saw loads of salmon as spawning season. Lots of shops with each building having its past history which was great

Thank BGS2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

The historic Creek Street, a boardwalk road built over Ketchikan Creek on stilts. A short walk from the cruise port lined with antiques shops. A hugh sign guided you to the Stilt town lined with shopping on both sides. Picturesque with Salmon Creek barreling down...More

Thank s1rw
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun time watching the salmon run up the river. Quaint town filled with shops and quirky history. Enjoyed our time here.

Thank carolfO2577TO
Reviewed 4 days ago

Creek Street parallels a salmon-spawning stream from the fine Tongass Historical Museum almost to the good restaurant, New York Cafe, at the other end. The area is a popular attraction for souvenir-hunting tourists. As expected, many of the shops are filled with the clichéd souvenirs...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 5 days ago

All of the shops and establishments are on stilts. It was where the madams used to hold their secret doings. It is said that this is one place where both men and salmon went to spawn!

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The town was very close to the cruise terminal and what an interesting place to see. We walked to the end of the street and were surprised there were still salmon to see jumping up the river. We thought it was a bit late in...More

Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat, but don’t expect too much. Nice shops and cool history. Easy walk from cruise ship terminals and probably a must see just to say you did it.

Thank Koho26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute and well preserved area, but be prepared for the smell of rotting salmon almost everywhere. The homes and businesses are on wooden stilts that rest in the water. Easy to get to creek st from the cruise ship and well worth the short...More

Thank cjkines1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard on the cruise I was on you could see Seals in Creek Street and we saw a handful. Even though it was a steady rain that day all those little stores were jam packed with people. Some very nice artwork in that area...More

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12 December 2017|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
They’re pretty much all open when the ships are in port.
6 December 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
13 March 2017|
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