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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. Plan to see Creek Street and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ketchikan tour planner.
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  • It was great to see all of the salmon in the salmon ladders. Sad to see so many dead ones in the stream. Great to see the old part of town. Nice to find something free to do! 
  • We loved walking on Creek Street. We were able to see real, authentic souvenirs and interact with the shop keepers. Walking along Creek Street was very pleasant. 
  • Bring your camera and walk beyond the shops on the way to the salmon ladder. There is a section of boardwalk along the creek where we watched seals chase and catch salmon. This was in the afternoon at...  more »