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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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  • Took about 15 minutes to walk the street that was once the place to go to have one's needs met out in Alaska. Could be missed for better things.  more »
  • Creek Street was the first thing we did on our first stop on our cruise. It was well worth it, and we enjoyed the historical feel of the whole thing. Make sure you make it all the way to the point whe...  more »
  • Really enjoyed walking Creek Street. Looks exactly how I pictured it would have been in the days of the gold miners...with the brothel and all the shops! Was there in June so didn't see the salmon but...  more »