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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. With our custom trip planner, Ketchikan attractions like Creek Street can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Enjoyed pottering about this area, some interesting buildings and shops with local artefacts. Worth a visit, sunny weather too.  more »
  • The first stop of our Alaskan Cruise. Simple life up there. Loved it! Took a long walk on the boardwalk of the town.  more »
  • Within very easy walking distance from where the cruise ships docks. Lots of quaint shops along the walk and the odd salmon sight in the creek :)  more »
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