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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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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

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Fantastic way to learn and see the history of Skagway

Highly recommend the walking tour! The NPS does a great job of education and entertainment while walking through historic sites of Skagway. Get your FREE tickets for the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
tdavis221
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Highly recommend the walking tour! The NPS does a great job of education and entertainment while walking through historic sites of Skagway. Get your FREE tickets for the tour first thing in the morning when they open before they run out. Excellent museum as well. Go see the sister Gold Rush NPS museum in Seattle if you get a chance.

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Skagway, AK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The visitor center shows a great movie on the gold rush every hour on the hour, mostly. great exhibits. You can get a Junior Ranger Badge if you fill out the booklet, which takes a couple of hours. They also offer free walking tours of the downtown area. The park also includes the famous Chilkoot Trail located 10 miles out... More 

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Houston, Texas
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409 reviews 409 reviews
173 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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