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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Address: Skagway, AK
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and...
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Skagway
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, State Parks, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visitors can return to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, State Parks, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner 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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Houston, Texas
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388 reviews 388 reviews
172 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Understand about Skagway in the Gold Rush days, why people came, and how they lived by visiting the park exhibits. Good, informative exhibits. Don't forget to also visit the other end of this park in Seattle.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Drive from Skagway around to the old Dyea townsite where thousands mustered with all their belongings before tackling the dreaded Chilkoot Trail. The Town is completely gone and the entire area is overgrown but you can walk around where the old streets used to run and wonder at the obsession that drove people onto these muddy flats to seek their... More 

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Oklahoma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There are several places to see in this park, all are free. There is a small museum in the visitor center that also used to be the old depot for the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, several historic buildings (some of which house businesses or personal residences) and the Chilkoot Trail in Dyea. The museum tells the story of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Skip the high-priced tours. When you disembark from your cruise ship in Skagway, walk straight to the National Park office, which is the first down-town building on the right as you approach from the docks. Then, sign-up for a FREE tour of Skagway (your tax-dollars prepaid this tour for you). The national park's interpretive center in Skagway is not that... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took the free tour offered from the visitor center. It's a nice way to see the town and learn its history. We also went to a few places that it seems most visitors were missing. They happened to be interesting -- and free!

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Fremont, California
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1,187 attraction reviews
1,137 helpful votes 1,137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoyed walking through Skagway and the various Gold Rush museums. We also watched the movies that was in the visitor center building of the park. Some of our highlights we liked included: 1) The restoration of the mascot saloon 2) The various historic buildings - they have plaques on the houses and let you know a bit about the... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

When your cruise ship is stopping in Skagway, definitely make your way to the visitors center and sign up for a free downtown walking tour. Our park ranger (Olive!!) was such a delight - she clearly enjoyed giving tours and was very animated in her story telling which made it that much better. I would still recommend doing an excursion... More 

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Boonville, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you go, take the free downtown walking tour. Takes an hour. We had 2 friends that had been here several times, had not heard some of the stories before. A great no cost thing to do on a cruise.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Movie about goldrush was good and enjoyed this. Rangers were nice but gift shop attendant was rude and acted like it was a chore to tear away from the book she was reading to ring up our purchase.....gave you a sour taste...

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Philadelphia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The Park Service has done a great job restoring some of the historic buildings in Skagway, and the free walking tours are very interesting (shout out to our favorite guide, Olive!). Do not miss this, even if you are a compulsive shopper!

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