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Jack London's Cabin

Address: Oakland, CA
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Ranked #30 of 46 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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East Lansing, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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633 reviews 633 reviews
117 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Not worth the visit. Spend your time reading Jack London's edgy prose. Jack London Square used to be mildly interesting, but now it is almost void of attractions. Rent a kayak there and explore the Bay waters.

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

What's not to like about Jack London's cabin. He's an icon, a guy w/ lots of good and lots of not-so-good, but always a great yarn. Read up about him, read one or two or three of his books -- and if you're of age, step next door to Heinhold's for another step back in history.

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Miami, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Check this out for historical relevance and stay for a beer? Be careful of the tilted floor, it's the floor not you.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Huge Jack London fan. Cool to check out, but, 5 minutes will be plenty of time to see this attraction.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

and see what it was all about. It is part of the original cabin and is located down on the marina. The little bar next to it was fun to visit as well.

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Oakland, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Near slanting Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon, it is a miracle each of them are still standing. See for yourself.

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Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love this area and so appreciate how we get a glimpse into Jack Londons life. Stop by, explore, and check out his statue too.

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