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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
206-220-4240
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Ranked #28 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

An oasis. Welcoming reception. Interesting exhibits and informative, not to be missed videos, of the gold rush and some of the stories of the individuals involved.

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Dallas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This would have been fun, but we got there at about 4:30 and it closed at 5. It is free, but of course, it is downtown so you have to pay for parking and you will have to walk a couple blocks. This tells all about several people who struck it rich with Gold. It tells the life stories of... More

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Schenectady, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I personally love history, so this national historic site hidden in Seattle was right up my alley. Admission is free and it is open almost every day of the year. It is located inside a nice restored building in Pioneer Square. You can easily spend an hour or so in here checking out all the exhibits and immersing yourself into... More

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globeseeker007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is free admission to this museum which is why everyone should make an effort to visit it. It offers such an interesting history of the Klondike Gold Rush and the placards and exhibits capture the imagination of the visitor. Visiting the museum is like walking through a time in history and is a great way to spend a couple... More

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Alpine, California
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69 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a great little museum located in Pioneer Square. Nicely laid out and can spend about 30-60 minutes inside. Tons of info about the Gold Rush and it's history. They have Park Rangers inside to assist you and explain things, if needed. Nicely done museum that is worth your time to visit. Enjoy your visit!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This Free Park in downtown Seattle was a nice history of Seattle's past. Nice interactive displays for the kids to participate in, but my favorite part was the short film that gave the history of Seattle and how they came into their own by exploiting the Gold Fever. As I said, you can’t beat the price – FREE!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As soon as we stepped through the door of this small museum we received a warm welcome. Reception staff suggested we watched a short film in the theatre before taking the self guided tour. This short film can be requested at any time and far better to watch it before doing anything else as people mentioned in the film come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This Park Service museum was great and helped us see what Seattle was like when gold was discovered in the Klondike. Really well done with exhibits for all ages. Go!

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Pasadena, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This small NHP in the old Cadillac Hotel was a free treat. It presents the history of the gold rush through the lives of four people that you can "follow" through their experiences. One of these was the founder of the Nordstrom department store chain. We spent about 2 hours there. If we had arrived a little earlier, we could... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We walked (and walked and walked) to the Gold Rush National Historical Park from the vicinity of Pike Place Market. It was a well done, but small, museum. Being history buffs it was interesting. We learned a lot about Seattle's role in the Alaskan Gold Rush. We were glad we visited.

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