Ketchikan Trolley Tour and Saxman Native Village Photo Op
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
- Married Man's Trail: View the spiraling trail that winds through the woods and was a perfect escape route from Creek Street which famously housed over 20 bawdy houses during the mid 1920s.
- Creek Street: Have your camera ready as you pass this antique boardwalk complete with clapboard houses, curio shops, and restaurants along a rushing creek- seriously one of the most beautiful places to shop and watch the hordes of salmon swim upstream.
- Saxman Native Village: Known for having the largest collection of standing totem poles, you'll have many to choose from when you take a pic alongside a pole of your choice.
- Shopping: Be sure to pop into the gift shop to take a little piece of Ketchikan home with you!
About this Ketchikan tour
Jump onto Ketchikan's historic red trolleys and discover a place where both men and salmon swam upstream. Ketchikan's historic Creek Street was once full of brothels and babes before it became a thriving tourist destination. You'll have the chance to explore Ketchikan's infamous Red Light district on your own during your trolley tour of Alaska's oldest city.
At the turn of the 20th century, Ketchikan's Creek Street was a roaring place. Miners, fishermen, and loggers caroused and drank, visiting the ladies of the clapboard brothels lining the boardwalk at Creek Street. Scantily clad girls paraded their goods behind lace curtains – though drinking was against the law, prostitution wasn't.
But the police were known to conduct a raid from time to time, and men with spouses at home were in need of making a quick exit. The Married Man's Trail was the perfect escape route – it wound up through the trees, hidden in forest, with some gaping views of the town and harbor below.
You can take your own stroll along the Married Man's Trail or stop into some of the old brothels. But only Dolly's House remains as a museum of Ketchikan's infamous past – the rest of the cathouses have since been transformed into curios and souvenir shops and Married Man’s Trail is now just a winding trail with a spectacular view of Ketchikan.
The brothels' best customers were the lumberjacks that worked in the forest surrounding Creek Street, who after a hard day's work were looking for a way to unwind. Back then they battled for female affection, but today they engage in a different sort of competition: Stop off at The Alaska Lumberjack show and watch men chop, saw, throw axes and climb trees in the spirit of sport.
Please make your way to the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau at 131 Front St.
Browse the local gift shop at Saxman Native Village. Bring local currency for additional purchases and souvenirs.
A minimal amount of walking is needed. Wheelchair users must be able to transfer from chair & climb some steps. Bring a companion for assistance. Folding wheelchairs only. Advance notice is required for lift-equipped transportation.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Wilderness/Wildlife, Scenic
28-seat Open Air Trolley
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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