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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

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Address: , Skagway, AK
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Description: 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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Good Introduction to the Yukon Gold Rush

If you want to know about the Yukon Gold Rush, this is a good place to get some background. Its small though. The one in Seattle has more to see, so if you are going to be in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you want to know about the Yukon Gold Rush, this is a good place to get some background. Its small though. The one in Seattle has more to see, so if you are going to be in Seattle, stop by that one.

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Placerville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park in Skagway, AK - offers lots of beautiful country to visit, a narrow-gauge railway to ride up into the mountains, shopping, restaurants and beautiful sights. Bring your jacket and walking shoes.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were on a cruise and did not have an excursion planned in Skagway. We were going to just walk around the town and do a little shopping when we stumbled upon the National Park Visitors Center. They offer free walking tours of the the Skagway downtown area. Our guide was great! She gave us a great background of the... More 

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I attended the free walking tour daily at 1pm which lasts about 90 minutes. The tour brought us for a small walk around the town with a lot of great stories, mostly on case study of business at the boom time of the town. Others are related to the travel of the big group of gold rush prospectors. I have... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We are NEVER disappointed by Ranger talks, but we took in only part of this one. The Museum displays the life and hardships of the gold rush days. One room has a replica of the 1 TON of supplies (enough to last a year) that prospectors had to haul by mules, horses, or their own backs - over the 3,000'... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When your cruise lands the visitor center is at the first intersection in town. Well worth the stop. Walking tours are scheduled at the desk with a short wait typical- enough time to wander a bit. Two lengths of tours with neither strenuous. The place has a great history and the park service does a nice job of walking you... More 

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Middle Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We toured some of the buildings around Skagway and went on the range led talk around Skagway. This is definitely worth the time to visit and learn about this part of our history.

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Vallejo, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You pass the park if you are walking into town. With 2 large historical train engines on display, you will know when you have entered the park. There is a memorial that honors those who paved the way or lost their lives in the gold rush days. Skagway was a starting point for those going to the Klondike gold fields.... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The various locales and buildings that make up this historic park combine to paint a fascinating history of Skagway, which was - and still is - a town that exists because of travelers and visitors. The gold rush was not that long ago...but what a different world!

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san diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful stop and fascinating to me we went after stop at the museum in town which was really informative. Hard to believe people actually did this hike.

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