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Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum

205 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-2414
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Skagway
Type: Specialty Museums
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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Worth the stop for a drink or app ~ we enjoyed both after a shore excursion & shopping at the Alaskan shirt company. VERY friendly waitresses and fun atmosphere. Never did the $10 tour to see the brothel but if that's your thing, then enjoy!

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Miami, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
79 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The Red Onion Saloon in downtown Skagway is also home to the Gold Rush Brothel Museum upstairs. For a fee of $10/ you can take a guided tour of Skagway's old comfort ladies house which was the only place of debauchery during the Gold Rush days. The place is preserved well and the guide is very informative. I found it... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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184 reviews 184 reviews
39 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This place is infamous! We stopped in for a couple of beers before our cruise ship departed and after a great train ride and shopping. It's a fun place to see and visit. Great service, happy people, great appy's and drinks. Go and have fun!

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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We didn't do the tour, but sure looked liked a lot of fun. A great people watching place....goods drinks and food!

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Burton on Trent, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An interesting combination - good beer and a brothel museum. The beer was good fare with a reasonable choice. We didn't eat at the Red Onion but the food did look reasonably good. The serving staff were dressed in costumes befitting the museum, some of which were very revealing. It is a busy venue, especially when the cruise ships are... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had a wonderful walking tour with our guide, Lacy Knickers. The walking tour through town was at a pleasant pace with lots of fun and interesting history thrown in. The brothel museum is certainly eye opening. Great way to spend some time in historical Skagway.

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Kelowna, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped by to check this out and had a great time. take the tours is very interesting to see how the working women of the time made their money. The food is great and the staff are very friendly.

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Mission, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Only spent about five minutes her as t was so packed. But in that short time I realized why this is a highlight of Skagway. It is a true step back in time to the Trail of '98. If this is what a brothel was like back then WOW!

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very unique setting! It was nice to see something different We had lunch there-it was extremely busy, but we were VERY impressed by the efficiency of all the staff Food was kept simple & tasty; menu well done; staff dressed to match theme and very friendly :)

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Bethesda, Maryland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
82 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Old style saloon/restaurant/pretend brothel. Does a thriving business on t-shirts. Worth going in to talk to the"girls"

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