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Creek Street, Ketchikan

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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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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  • You can read up on the history of the town whilst here and there were some seals in the water whilst we were there. If you follow the water inland you will come to a place where salmon try to jump up ...  read more »
  • If one excludes the countless tourists and souvenir shops, a vibrant retrospective in the gold rush days when Ketchikan still grumbled. August until mid-September, you can watch even the salmon, moving to their spawning grounds (and the Otter, who eat them as welcome easy prey)
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  • Winding our way through the shops on Creek Street was an interesting experience, although by the time our ship had arrived in Ketchikan, we were pretty over most of the tourist stuff. There were some ...  read more »
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