Creek Street
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Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
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  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,044 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very small, historic area of Ketchikan!
    This is where men and salmon come upstream to spawn! What was then the Red Light District of Ketchikan, it still kept its charms to this day, even with the hordes of cruise ship tourists coming in and out of this area. Salmon will be seen along the Ketchikan Creek at the right time, but we weren't able to witness any since it was June.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • CanuckAlberta
    653 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    CS a must
    This quaint little street is worth the effort and a short walk from the docks. Interesting history and story and shops here are a little more interesting. Depending on how many ships in town it can get pretty busy and the walkways here are quite narrow so my advise is go directly here when you get off the ship before it gets really packed.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • 708Robin
    West Sussex, United Kingdom1,462 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for browsing in the shops
    A short walk from where the cruise ships dock. This used to be where the brothels were located in yester year. Now it is a shopping destination with a variety of gift shops set on a wooden broad walk. Have a look in the water below as you may well see some wild life.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Lisa A
    Elk Grove, California30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute town, fun walk
    My family & I decided against an organized excursion while visiting Ketchikan and chose instead to walk the town and enjoy a small hike. So glad we did! We did the Rainbird Trail, followed by a couple self guided walks around town- the Salmon Walk along Creek Street being one. Such fun watching the salmon swim against the current and the sea lions speed by and play with each other in the larger pools. We were lucky to have had great weather, which contributed to the enjoyment of our leisure stroll through this cute town!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • srimanone
    Joshua Tree, California1,078 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    NICE EXPERIENCE OFF THE CRUISE SHIP
    When you get off ship just wander around.most excursions are. A big rip off as the town is very tiny and can walk around it all if half day. Nice area of town and very quaint. To many shops and many ships in port
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Fred
    Dover, Delaware85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Creek Street, a great place to meet local merchants and artist
    Lovely picturesque street filled with many shops filled with both local artist and commercial merchandise. Take your time and get to know some of the small business owners and craftsman. You will not be disappointed and the stories they tell and the pictures of everyday life are amazing. If you are luck enough to be here when the salmon are spawning, (July/ August) you can watch and film them swimming in the creek river. If the tide is in the seals will also be present as they enjoy eating salmon. FYI: your lucky you may even see a bear near the boardwalk. Lot's of history here in addition to the people. stories and shopping.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • sdurkin24
    St. Petersburg, Florida161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best part of Ketchikan
    Definitely one of the coolest places to see in Ketchikan. Historic, cute restored old buildings, with a beautiful river running through it. Cute shops great place to get souvenirs.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Montana4
    Montana4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do!
    Amazing and unique exerience! It was raining pretty good that day and the sound of the rain on the water was extraordinary. The fish in the "creek" were plentiful and fun to watch jump out of the water for food. There was even a seal in the water that day. The buildings built over the water are so unique and gorgeous. I got great feelings being there and would highly recommend a visit. Look forward to going again.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Vonda J
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly stroll off boat
    Great place to walk and pass the time in Ketchikan. Shopping or sight seeing. Many photo spots along way. Walk along creek offers photo opportunities
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Geof J
    Germantown, Wisconsin488 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See Spot but Timing is Everything
    This is a place you have to see in Ketchikan even though it is quite commercial and can be very busy. We were on a small expedition cruise but when we were in Ketchikan there were 4 other large cruise ships in port and our first visit mid-morning was very crowded - so much so that I found it a not so great experience. However we did return late in the afternoon shortly before we had to go back to the ship and the crowds were gone (the large ship cruisers had to get back aboard early I guess) and it was wonderful and quiet. Sure it is a bunch of shops and restaurants but the views along the creek are beautiful and some of the shops are interesting. Definitely worth a visit just try to time your visit to avoid the big ship crowds if you can
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Creek Street is one of those iconic places you need to see when visiting Ketchikan. With its picturesque setting and colorful history, it offers a unique glimpse into the past.

Beyond its charming appearance, the creek below teems with wildlife, making the stop worthwhile even when the salmon aren't running. We were delighted to watch several seals and even spotted an otter scampering along the bank and swimming in the creek.

Overall, Creek Street combines historical intrigue with natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination in Ketchikan.
Written June 18, 2024
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1,290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a very small old street, originally the red light district, and has been preserved / restored as a tourist attraction. It's interesting if you avoid the many tourist shops and fascinating to see the salmon in such abundance. It absolutely bucketed with rain when we visited, and was pretty chilly too, but we were glad we bothered
Written June 18, 2024
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JCW703
Jerusalem District, Israel2,851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is a pier that has houses on it built about a main creek on the east side of Ketchikan. It originally was the home of the "red light' district. There are two entrances- one on the north end and one on the south.
Written June 8, 2024
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Karen123WV
Elkins, WV291 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a nice place to walk around and very near the cruise docks. There are signs with good information about the history of the area as well as quaint shops to visit. You can also tour Dolly's (a former brothel).
Written June 8, 2024
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morgjeff
Sunbury, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Such a naughty history but It shows women as good business people. They may have been ladies of the night but they all owned their own homes on Creek St. Would love to see it when Salmon are running later in the year.
Written June 5, 2024
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Ronnie B
Glasgow, UK76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Went for a wander round Ketchikan and went for a coffee next to creek street. The street has plenty of souvenir shops for the tourists. We followed the boardwalk right up to the salmon ladder, pity there were no salmon in the river when we visited but must be an incredible sight when they run. Ketchikan is beautiful little town that is steeped in history and not to be missed.
Written June 2, 2024
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Parkerilla
Sydney, Australia163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Ketchikan is a great walking opportunity and Creek Street is a good starting point. Unfortunately we were too early for the salmon run but having experienced previously it didn’t detract from the marvelous town landscapes.
Written May 31, 2024
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fishjcc
Findlay, OH1,017 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
We walked from the cruise ship to here. About 10 minutes walk. It's a series of little shops that are set along a creek. The shops are nothing special but I can say we went there. Good picture opportunity.
Written May 30, 2024
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Maxventures
Durham, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Easily accessible from the cruise port a lovely snapshot of history with most of the house turned into souvenir shops .Lots of signs along the way to explain the history so you do t need a guide really . No salmon on this trip but I can imagine it would be fab to watch this from here .Follow the salmon walk all the way around and this will take you back to town.
Written May 25, 2024
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seob66
County Monaghan, Ireland262 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Raised boardwalk, clean,well signpostedcontains a few tourist shops etc@ plenty of tourists about,colorful shops
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Written May 19, 2024
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