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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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  • Ketchikan is nothing without Creek Street like Rockefeller Center to Manhattan. It’s a joy just walking around browsing through the many shops and taking in the atmosphere. We were fortunate that the ...  more »
  • This is perhaps the most beautiful and quaintest part of Ketchikan. It use to be the red light district and is pedestrian traffic only. If you are not on a cruise go early in the morning or about 3 or...  more »
  • If you ever visit Ketchikan you'd be a complete idiot. It's gorgeous and when the salmon starts running it's unforgettable.  more »
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