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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Skagway
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, State Parks, National Parks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Run by the National Park Service, it has a number of buildings restored to the time of the Yukon gold rush when Scagway hit its prime. Some of the buildings are rented to private vendors, so you have a plethora of touristy businesses. The Visitors Center is good though, and has displays and short movies about the Gold Rush era.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Yes, there is one in the town center and the Park Service tells the story of the gold rush period. See the video to begin with and then take a guide tour, If you have time. But,so much shopping and so little time.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Park Rangers offer free walking tours multiple times per day to learn about the gold rush coming through Skagway. The movie in the main building was interesting and each guided tour is a bit different depending on who leads the tour. We had a young lady who was very interesting and you could tell she made a lot of... More

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new york
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think this was my favorite excursion on my Alaskan cruise. I ended up with $12.00 worth of gold which I had made into a necklace for my granddaughter. It looks alot easier than it is, but I loved it.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The National Park Service operates several exhibits and museums in Skagway. The NPS facilities are intermixed with the other buildings in the town. Walking tours, lectures, and films are all provided by the National Park Service. There was no charge for any of the exhibits museums or films. This is a great opportunity to get an excellent understanding for the... More

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Butte, Montana, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We hiked the Chilkoot Trail in August of 2013 and again in July fo 2014. Rained both times. It's a very challenging trail, but the accomplishment is worth it. Looking forward to doing this hike again if I can talk my husband into it. Still wanting to get pictures at the top. First time the clouds were too thick, this... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I would call this a national park museum because it is in a building in downtown Skagway. There is a short video that plays at certain times. A room with antiques from the Klondike Gold Rush are in a couple of rooms. The pictures and printed information was informative. This was a great overview for those who want to do... More

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Wasington State
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Park staff and trail were great. People put a lot of work into maintaining the Chilkoot Trail and it shows. Park staff was helpful and knowledgeable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We loved this park and were able to go a short distance on the Chilkoot Trail, a sort of dream of mine.

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Missouri
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100 reviews 100 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can't go wrong when National Park Rangers are in charge. The center has great information and the people at the desk are nice and helpful. Watch the movie in the theater (either before or after the walking tour) and go through the museum. Although small, it is well done and very informative. The ranger led walking tour was the... More

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