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“Nice bit of "Old Ketchikan"”
Review of Creek Street

Creek Street
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US$80.00*
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All Ketchikan Excursion
Ranked #18 of 68 things to do in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Creek Street is a boardwalk along a salmon stream which in the fall is full of salmon swimming upstream to spawn. The creek is a beautiful fast running stream that runs through town to meet the harbor right at the lower end of the street. While the shops are mostly geared to the tourist, they are in well maintained (many of them historic) buildings. The street still looks like it did in the 1920s when it was the red light district, a short walk into history. If you can't pass up the urge to buy, the shops are well stocked with a wide variety of goods ranging from T-shirts to original Northwest Native art. Well worth the short walk from the docks.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Exploring the streets , area, learning the history , visitor center, weather didn't stop me from enjoying the sites ,sounds, smells ...Eagles, Wild life , Totems ...yes...even some shopping ...
I myself liked the simple & easy this trip ...snorkeling was amazing...the town for me was fun.
I would like to share & say so many ppl . coming into ports can be a bit much for the locals. So PLEASE say HI, Thank You ,Excuse me , Your Welcome...Kindness goes a long way .
Angie from Chicago
10/15/2013

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Some cool little shops and lots of salmon in the creek. The street is not very long, but real close to where the cruise ships park.

1  Thank azbobaloo
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We found Creek Street to be an interesting place to see the true past history of Ketchikan. There are numerous shops along the way, some quite unique for their offerings. Miss Dolly's a real bordella left as a museum is another option. There are a couple of restaurants as well to catch some fish and chips. You get to see the pilings upon which Ketchikan is built and can only imagine the wild and wooly times of old Alaska. Note the signs on the buildings showing their original uses, especially the Star Ballroom and bordella. There was even a trail- Married Men's - for the gentlemen to come to Creek Street without being seen by the upright citizens.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I don't regret walking the creek street. I love the street, its just unique and worth to visit. They have a small incline plane, price isn't worth it. The shopping is ok, but not spectacular.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
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