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Creek Street

Ketchikan, AK
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Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
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“on stilts” (39 reviews)
Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed yesterday

The only down side of our time here was contact with some locals who had spent too much time in a liquor establishment and made our visit uncomfortable with children. Loved the shops and the history.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed viewing the many picture opportunities, history, & some local shopping. A must do in Ketchikan!

Thank Susan A
Reviewed yesterday

Creek Street is a ten minute walk from the cruise ship and worth the time. You get to see many older homes and buildings with most converted to tourist shops including Dolly's Brothel. There are lots of fun shops and several great photo ops.

Thank Paulmug1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cute street- interesting history- quaint shops- worth a walk through the street- friendly shopowners

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was nice to see all of the different local shops and old houses. We thought it was neat to see all of the old houses of the gold rush days and signs were scattered along the street and were informative.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A much better place to visit than the other commercial jewellery stores. Most of the stores contained locally made products. We did spend a bit of money there.

Thank savuka1958
Reviewed 3 days ago

Creek Street, although now an area of eateries and artisan shops, was once the home to the brothels of Ketchikan. The buildings are stilled marked with the "hostess" who once welcomed gold hunters to this area. The buildings still maintain an authentic look and the...More

Thank mek99
Reviewed 4 days ago

Creek street is more of a connected path between buildings than a street, but it's a cute place to stroll and check out some local shops while in Ketchikan.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Creek Street is where tourists go to shop. I loved the old buildings and history about them and loved seeing the buildings next to the creek up on the stilts. I believe this used to be the red light district during the gold rush days...More

Thank NorCal-traveler08
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to go watch the salomon swim and if luck can see seals trying to catch them. Also great shopping

Thank peggyol
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Response from BrooksHaines | Reviewed this property |
Of course not. No one in Alaska eats doughnuts. Only seafood here. You can get bagels and lox and maybe a little cream cheese, much better than doughnuts. And of course anything made from sour dough.
Angela P
29 August 2016|
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Response from Ferryfe | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can do it independently. But you might enjoy tidbits a tour guide might offer about the location. Its within about a half mile of the cruise ship docking area. We had no tour. Very easily accessed.