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Once a red-light district, now an arts and crafts shopping area.
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“on stilts” (35 reviews)
Ketchikan, AK
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is classic Ketchikan. Creek Street, which is built on stilts above the stream, has many shops for you to browse. Be sure to look closely into the water and try to spot some salmon. The locals are really friendly and you can find some...More

Thank Murphy5708
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This area had quite a few awesome shops with locally made Alaskan gear, but there were several with cheaply made imported goods. The local stuff was awesome though! We had a good time, but beware, the shops can close up pretty early for non Ketchikan...More

Thank veeter633
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Although quaint, we were not as impressed with the shops as the beautiful salmon ladder and all the seals trying to catch them as they jumped.

Thank Yorkieteacher
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Its the older aera of town built over the creek.There is the old brothel and a few stores.Like every stop its a tourist trap town.The front is jewellery,t shirt and fur stores etc.Its a good walk around to get off the ship and browse and...More

Thank dugMapleRidgeBC
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting little area at the top end of Ketchikan. It is accessed completely on a boardwalk which has, at one end, the waterfall and salmon leap and then follows the river down. Here you will find many little shops with the...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016

Many of the places are still intact, but sadly no longer the intended use. Now it is just a tourist trap street, mostly just a pleasant place to walk through admiring the structures and the wildlife. There was still one place open as a sort...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The preservation of the early days of Ketchikan has produced an unique snapshot of the towns shady past servicing the needs of men on their way to the Yukon gold fields Worth a visit if visiting Keichikan

Thank geoffbrokenshire
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Creek Street has an interesting history! "Affection for hire," spawning salmon, baseball on the flats at low tide... And now tourism. There's a striking totem at the head of the street (the knitting shop is just behind it, FYI). Stop for bubble tea and free...More

Thank Sanny S
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Rather than just restrict yourself to the boardwalks of Creek Street, start at Married Man's Trail along Ketchikan Creek to watch the salmon 'torture' themselves, then follow the path to the boardwalks - or vice versa. Seals lazily swimming around, added to the experience. The...More

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This street is wonderful, very colouful where the Salmon come to spawn then die. Great for shopping. Close enough to walk to if you are on a cruise.

Thank Sannib00
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Are any Creek Street businesses open in March?
13 March 2017|
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Response from ACharlesScott | Reviewed this property |
Barbara V
Does Ketchikan have donuts?
13 September 2016|
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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
Is it preferable to book a tour for Creek Street or can you do it independently? Thanks
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.