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Creek Street, Ketchikan

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Historic Walking Area
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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TripAdvisor
  • If you like browsing through all the tourist shops then it will be good for you but there are only so many baseball caps, T shirts and plastic cartoon bears riding bikes that a person needs. I had a h...  more »
  • Creek Street is rich in stories of early pioneers, "ladies of the night", and offer you the opportunity to visit multiple artisan shops along the walkway. It's also fun to catch sight of salmon headin...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great place to enjoy live music and share a good time with friends. This place is very popular with the locals. Smoke free, lively, fun and friendly atmosphere. Maria does a great job taking care of the people and her husband is one of the talented musicians that jam @KTNCabaret. Everyone is treated like family. Well worth repeated visits. Be on the on the lookout for the posters announcing upcoming events or follow them on Facebook as HOURS VARY. Best jazz in town. Thumbs way up! 👍