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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Address: 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-220-4240
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history...
This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up.
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An important exhibit of a history making event

A splendid exhibit of the event that really started Seattle on its road to recognition and success as a boomtown for the settlers who settled here after making or losing their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A splendid exhibit of the event that really started Seattle on its road to recognition and success as a boomtown for the settlers who settled here after making or losing their fortunes in the Klondike

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Small National Historical Park Building (no park land) gives you a detailed history of Seattle's role in the Klondike Gold Rush. Good visit, especially because it's free admission!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Who knew that this free museum in the heart of downtown Seattle would be a hit with our family of 7. I know that we have paid for museums with much less entertainment and content. Stop for a quick informative and interactive experience, It is kid and adult friendly. This national park feels more like a fun history museum. A... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I visited Alaska several years ago, and learned a good bit at that time about the gold rush era. This museum was a great complement to that. It's a small museum tucked away on a corner of downtown Seattle near Pioneer Square, but it has great interactive exhibits and is a very attractive museum. Kids can pick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This park really gives you a great insight into the Klondike Gold Rush. I enjoyed the exhibits here more than the park in Skagway, AK.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I'm not sure why they call this a historic park. It is basically a little museum in the middle of the city. That being said, it is free, easy to find and informative. My ancestor was a Klondike Gold Rush participant, so I had a personal interest in the exhibit. Don't forget to pop into the lovely little waterfall area... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Our trolley tour guide recommended that we visit this museum. What a great way to explore the gold rush but at the gold rush gateway. The museum is free but takes donations. The docents greeted us immediately and told us how the museum was set up. Me, my 13 year old daughter, and husband felt this museum was very well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow, what a great little museum - and free! My teens enjoyed reading the stories of about the people, the exhibits were nicely done. The movie was old, but well done, and a nice respite from walking around the city. it's a small, free museum - go in with realistic expectations and you'll be happy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very informative but sadly not too interactive. It's free! So if you happen to be in the corner and are remotely interested, spend half an hour here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

History came to life in this free attraction. The courage and vision of the Stampeders was clearly illustrated in this exhibition. Watch the film and you get a good overview of the historical context and what life was like for these individuals

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Additional Information about Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Address: 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-220-4240
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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