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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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  • This is a quaint piece of the local history & has to be seen. This is the place the prospectors came to spend their money & like the sign on one of the houses says, both Men & salmon came here to spaw...  more »
  • Creek Street in a short easy stroll from the cruise ship terminal, Just look for the large totem pole(Chief Johnson Totem Pole) which is located at Creek Street. There is the original buildings that h...  more »
  • All painted different colors and with it's only history, incl one that use to house prostitutes and now is a museum of that occupation. Others include residence and boutique. Fun to walk around