Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop

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24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK, USA
(907) 225-6329
Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop - the world's oldest vibrator!
Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop - the world's oldest vibrator!
Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop - the world's oldest vibrator!
Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop - The catchy caption outside the house
Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop - The catchy caption outside the house
Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop - The catchy caption outside the house

Dolly's House Museum-Gift Shop Ketchikan Reviews

Vikram Vikram
296 reviews
"where both men and salmon came upstream to spawn" Jul 03, 2017
Ketchikan is more than just the salmon capital of the world. In the heart of Creek Street lies its once infamous red light district area, and stands there a museum to commemorate those good ol' days.

Dolly Arthur, a WA native cashed in on the various fishermen, gold miners (during the gold rush) and businessmen visiting town and opened a place of entertainment and well, you know the rest. The business properly flourished between the 1920s - 50s, she was also one of the old sex workers of her time, apparently working into her 50s. She since retired and moved back to WA.

The "house" today is a museum that showcases some of their clothes, fancy art and kinky objects (it's home to one of the oldest vibrators in the world). There are 2 women who do their best to mimic what it was like back then - trying to seduce men walking the streets to get them to visit the museum.

Whilst the novelty is definitely there, I do believe that $10 entrance fee was very steep for what is, well, a house with curios from the 50s.

I wouldn't necessarily say "don't visit" - but no love lost if you don't!
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vances says:
Dunno - sounds like a museum of ill repute!

:^)
Posted on: Jul 11, 2017
Ils1976 says:
sounds like a more than interesting museum! :)
Posted on: Jul 11, 2017
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