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Creek Street, Ketchikan

4.1
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Ketchikan
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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  • This is an interesting area and one that gives you a good idea of what Ketchikan may have looked like in the nineteenth century. The red light area has given way to souvenirs and jewellery shops but r...  more »
  • There are plenty of stores, look for local-made stuff, not ones made out of Canada! Almost everything from whale bones to antlers.  more »

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