Creek Street Tours

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In pioneering days every red-blooded gold-rush town had a red-light district, and during Ketchikan’s frontier past it was Creek Street.

This historic bordello hub was built over Ketchikan Creek, hence the neighborhood’s name. In Ketchikan’s gold-mining heyday, more than two dozen houses of ill repute lined the boardwalk.

Prostitution wasn’t outlawed here until 1954, and was legal as long as business wasn’t transacted on dry land. This explains why Creek Street isn’t a street at all, but an elevated boardwalk built on wooden pilings.

Things are a lot more tame these days, and the red-trimmed Dolly’s House museum is Creek Street’s most colorful remnant. The boardwalk stretches over the creek, and gaily painted wooden buildings line the waterfront here.

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Creek Street follows Ketchikan Creek in downtown Ketchikan. It connects to Stedman St and Tongass Avenue.
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Address: Creek Street, Ketchikan AK 99901, USA
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Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Ketchikan on this 3-hour tour that gives you a bit of everything: wildlife viewing, a visit to the Totem Bight and Potlatch parks, and a Ketchikan city tour. Cover more than 40 miles (64 km) during your sightseeing, learn history about the areas along the way, and snap frame-worthy photos. Your tour vehicle may be a shuttle, bus, or a trolley. Port pickup is available.
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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