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Creek Street, Ketchikan

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Built on wooden pilings over a foaming stream, Creek Street features a historic bridge with an infamous past. The street's colorful history includes fishing, prostitution, and bootlegging. For the first half of the 20th century, this quiet strip served as the town's red light district, lined with brothels instead of the quaint little shops and restaurants you see today. Stroll down the boardwalk that leads to the ship dock; if it's the right time of year, you can see salmon struggling upstream and jumping over the manmade ladder. Visit one of the old brothel museums and see the trail that married men used when fleeing from raids. With our custom trip planner, Ketchikan attractions like Creek Street can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Ketchikan Creeck Street is located at the entrance of a stream in autumn is filled with salmon that date from the current. A funicular (Cape Fox Hill) leads to the Cape Fox Lodge. Once off, always by funicular railway or on foot through the Woods, you can visit the many shops in the Street and buy the excellent salmon, various types of Pacific salmon.
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  • This place holds a lot of history and is a great place to visit. Prices in shops were comparable if not better than main shopping precinct  more »
  • Who comes to Ketchikan, meet Creek Street. A place, along the River, river that is where the salmon from Alaska go up the Rapids to spawn upriver. Full of little shops, restaurants; has the House of "Dolly"-Lady of easy virtue of time, that the song sung by Frank Sinatra-... Hello Dolly, ....; founded in 1919. Today is a museum. Very interesting. Recommend. 5 *****
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  • Great place to enjoy live music and share a good time with friends. This place is very popular with the locals. Smoke free, lively, fun and friendly atmosphere. Maria does a great job taking care of the people and her husband is one of the talented musicians that jam @KTNCabaret. Everyone is treated like family. Well worth repeated visits. Be on the on the lookout for the posters announcing upcoming events or follow them on Facebook as HOURS VARY. Best jazz in town. Thumbs way up! 👍

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For a small city, Ketchikan boasts a surprisingly diverse array of accommodations. A downtown hotel is the best option for those who want to stay within walking distance of the city’s restaurants, bars, stores, and attractions, plus it offers proximity to the water. If you have access to a car, you can save a few dollars and enjoy some of Alaska's famous scenery by staying farther out of town. The area's selection of bed and breakfasts includes a number of quirky establishments full of character. The surrounding Tongass National Forest has a well-equipped campground and RV park.
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