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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

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Address: Skagway, AK
Phone Number: 9079839200
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Visitors can return to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898 by...

Visitors can return to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898 by touring 15 restored buildings within the historic district.

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Best hike in the world

This is an amazing hike; well worth the planning and prep work it takes to do the trail. Plan carefully and be aware that the mosquitoes can be really bad in the summer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Cuerna
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Mexico
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is an amazing hike; well worth the planning and prep work it takes to do the trail. Plan carefully and be aware that the mosquitoes can be really bad in the summer!

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We had an awesome excursion in this park. We hiked for about an hour up river along the historic Chilkoot Trail, rugged, dense terrain with moss covered trees and rocks. We spied eagle nests and made leaf tattoos along the way. We then boarded large rafts and our guide steered us down river which was quite fast in view of... More 

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Thank Haggis678
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

out of this world views and sites - it all looks like a postcard! take your camera! you cant see a place like this all the time!

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San Diego
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132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This historic park is basically most of the City. The free Ranger led tour was definitely worth doing even if you had to pay for it!! Our guide (nice lady) was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Oxford, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Save time before or after the many tours to walk through the town of Skagway and visit the sites maintained by the National Park Service. We were surprised how much of Skagway remains from the Gold Rush period, and the NPS maintains several sites along the main streets. There is a small, but interesting, museum with a central display that... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I only wish I'd had more time in Skagway! Stopping at the Visitors Center was really educational and helped bring the Gold Rush period to life. Having just traveled up to the summit and into the Yukon Territory, I was amazed at what these potential miners had to go through. The climbing, with all the required equipment, must have been... More 

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Philadelphia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The "park" is split into two buildings; the visitors center and the gift shop. The visitors center has pamphlets about the different places you can visit around the area. They do have a couple of exhibits, but I would have liked to have seen more. The gift shop was small, but had some good stuff. They had plenty of books... More 

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The City of Skagway exists only because of the precious metals that have been taken and are still being taken out of the Yukon. The history of the Chilcoot Trail, the Golden Staircase and the miners epic struggle against all odds to get the riches of the north and all the history that surrounds that era in modern history comes... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I write this review with one caveat: I did not participate in the walking tour. However, I did walk through the museum associated with it and was really disappointed with it. The only display worth reviewing was the one that actually showed the massive amount of food and equipment that the RCMP required every "stampeder" to have in order to... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We took the tour of the downtown buildings that the National Park Service offers. It was very informative and was a very good use of time. The Historic Park is a little unusual in that it is spread throughout downtown Skagway. We took the tour in the morning and didn't have a problem getting on the next available tour.

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