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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

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Address: Skagway, AK
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Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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Knowledgeable and entertaining ranger-led tour.

Get the history of the gold rush in this informative tour. Four sites along the tour, including one of the first homesteads in town. And it's free--your hard-working tax dollars... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Get the history of the gold rush in this informative tour. Four sites along the tour, including one of the first homesteads in town. And it's free--your hard-working tax dollars at work!

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Van Anda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great attraction and bonus for free. A Ranger will talk before an excellent free film on the history of the area. A very good display is next door. Worth the time and no need to break the bank on tours.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The town of Skagway is part of the actual park. This is a plus since downtown was well maintained. Similar to Harpers Ferry but much nicer. We visited on July 4th so the town was celebrating and had a nice old fashioned parade, vendor stands, and various activities including arm wrestling.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We followed a walking tour around the town (easy) visiting various sites, most of which had explanatory information boards. It was so interesting to learn about the history of this little town

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was suggested by a local to go by and watch a film about the gold rush. This was an excellent and informative historical film. We caught the last film of the day after a tour into the Yukon Territory. I didn't realize that this town is actually a Historical Park. We were actually talking to a couple in Denali... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The visitors center and museum for this national historic park is located in a former train station. The exhibits in the museum provide a rich history of 1897 gold rush and the building of the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad. Films, ranger talks and ranger led walks around the area are also offered. A walk around the well preserved... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When I think of national parks, I think of trees and mountains and waterfalls, and wild animals. THIS national park is actually a TOWN, I guess you'd say. There are many old buildings that have been restored. What's nice is it is FREE to visit. In the visitor center itself, you can get a good bit of information (there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a wonderful time hiking the Chilkoot trail! We hiked 10 miles in and out. We didn't have enough time in our trip to do it all. Saw a couple glaciers and followed the river!

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I never knew Skagway was a National Park. We walked through the town and visited Captain William Moore House and then went through the various shops and saloons. Seeing the décor of the past was fun. Watching the ladies of the evening do the cat calls from the windows was also entertaining. Fun place to visit. Saw the movie on... More 

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Irvine, California USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The town of Skagway exists because of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The National Park Service helps to preserve that history and offers various free programs. You will probably not learn about this on a cruise ship, so visit their website www.nps.gov/klgo. One of the first buildings you come to from the cruise ships is the NPS visitor center... More 

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Address: Skagway, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Skagway

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