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Description: Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.

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Liked the bar next to his cabin and enjoyed drinks while watching kids play in the area. Very family friendly though there was a group of young adults chain smoking which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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English first
Northern California
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Jack London is one of Oakland's claims to fame...but now that you've seen the photo, you don't need to stop by. That's all there is. Can't go in, it's all of about 10 x 10 feet, and it's surrounded by the latest chi-chi restaurant-bars, so it's easy to miss. That said, the whole area is his namesake, packed with great... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just a little screened window to peek into Jack London's cabin. No line. No big deal. Best is the little bar next door, the oldest bar, geared to the sailors in the 1800's. Very crooked flooring---makes you feel drunk without even drinking.

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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Easy access, and right in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Lots of choices of restaurants nearby made it even more enjoyable!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The cabin itself isn't much- it's an imported reconstruction and entry into the cabin isn't an option. However the surrounding area and contextual history is interesting. Be sure to check out Heinholds First and Last Chance Saloon right next door.

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Liked the bar next to his cabin and enjoyed drinks while watching kids play in the area. Very family friendly though there was a group of young adults chain smoking which was annoying but that comes with nightlife booze = cigarettes.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This small historic cabin has been relocated from its original site to Jack London Square. It is interesting to see while walking about Jack London Square. It isn't open to enter, but can look through the windows and read the information available. I wouldn't say its a destination, but to be seen while at the square. It is next to... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Jack London was a social activist, journalist and writer. Some of his books include Call of the Wild, White Fang, and others. Jack London;s cabin is in the Jack London Square area so we usually see it when we go there for dinner at one of the restaurants in the area. Jack London lived in the cabin when he was... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Like others have said - definitely not a destination. We spent 5 min max there, however it was still good to see the old cabin, worth the stop if in the area.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Not much here to excite. The cabin offers little more than a photo opportunity. There is little else to recommend it. a walk on the bay is far more enjoyable.

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oakland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Dumpy little cabin in Jack London Square, worth about three minutes to look at it. Definitely not a destination. Old saloon nearby is worth seeing. Jack London Square is worth seeing, just not the cabin.

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