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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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  • When you get on the boat to Ketchikan you'll encounter with a living city. It's not very big but has movement and appreciates the arrival of large vessels. Take the street that passes under the sign with your name and go to the most important street of the city. Stand on the bridge and watch both the houses and the fish in the river. Enter the shops and take something typical of the city. Take a good walk out a little from the Center and crosses the river several times more above the village so you can see it in a natural way.
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  • A walk along Creek St is worth your while. This was the red light district of Ketchikan and the buildings have been well maintained. You can also see lots of salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Pretty ...  more »
  • Nice little walk around town. Lots of little shops. Salmon swimming in the Creek & Seals waiting on the banks to snag one of them. Very nice..