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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There isn't much to see here just a small museum. Don't attempt to walk here from Pioneer Square. It is really sketchy, a lot of homeless people everywhere and numerous people come up asking for money. My husband and I did not feel comfortable walking through this area and were afraid we were going to get mugged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The gold rush helped Seattle become a city and made some people very rich; but the folks who did the best in the long run were the ones who provided the infrastructure that allowed the miners to do their thing. The amazing hardships the miners undertook are well represented in the movie and in the displays.

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Additional Information about Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Address: 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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