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Jack London's Cabin

Address: Oakland, CA
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Ranked #37 of 108 things to do in Oakland
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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2,096 reviews 2,096 reviews
1,281 attraction reviews
1,222 helpful votes 1,222 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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120 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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