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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Columbia Falls, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I am a big fan of U.S. National Parks. The Park Service has done a good job restoring many of the buildings in Skagway, and of explaining the town's history. If you get a chance to hike even a short distance on the Chilkoot Trail, you will really learn just how hard it was for the gold stampeders. Very educational.

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

There a several restored and interesting buildings in a relatively small area on or near Broadway. The Park service has done a nice job in preserving the history of the time and it was free or minimal cost.

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Longview, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Nice small visitor center that tells the history of the Gold Rush. Also visited the Klondike Unit in Seattle, they have a better display with lots of multi media.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

...I entered several of these buildings in Skagway, including the main Visitor Center where I watched a 20 or so minute video documentary about the gold rush and how it affected everyone- the rushers, their families, the Native Americans that were already there, and those who struck it rich (or became bankrupt). Not a very impressive gift store, but the... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Read about this place on Trip Advisor before going to Skagway. Walking tour and narration by Park Ranger of the gold rush days and Skagway. Our guide was excellent in knowledge and entertainment. Made you feel you were there. Get a better excursion than most and it is free. Spend and hour with the best. You must "sign up" for... More

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Smithtown, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We took the SMART bus out to the north edge of town and had about a 1/2 mile walk to reach the cemetery. It is a well marked local attraction. The walk down to the cemetery is along an old rail road which was fun to see, and there's the Klondike Gold Fields right along the edge of the river.... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Don"t MISS.... Booking the excursion with more than 3 hours trip, from Skagway to Carcross by bus and train, you can see the different sceneries.

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Naperville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very clean and neat with well versed Park Rangers! Walking tour of the town of Skagway was excellent!

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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286 reviews 286 reviews
65 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Interesting movies, exibits, and great free walking tours of Skagway's historical sites. When you arrive in town head for the office and sign up for one of the free walking tours as they tend to fill up quickly.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We'd been to Skagway about 30 years ago, so we had some idea of the history. However, the park was just getting started at that point and didn't offer much interpretation. We took the (free) walking tour this time, and it was excellent! It gave us a good synopsis of what went on during the gold rush, both in Skagway... More

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