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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
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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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This is a tucked away museum but worth a visit. It may take about an hour and a half to see the displays and get insight into the people of the Gold Rush.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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North Pole, Alaska (God's backyard)
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting exhibits about the gold rush and from the time of the gold rush. Rangers available to answer your questions.

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Thank amyalaska
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a tucked away museum but worth a visit. It may take about an hour and a half to see the displays and get insight into the people of the Gold Rush.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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389 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park tells you a lot in a relatively small space. The exhibits are cleverly arranged and make to flow through the display areas very efficient. At least, when there isn't a school group in attendance. The amazing sets of figures that are presented about the Klondike Gold Rush are staggering. The number of people, the supplies and the amazing... More 

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Thank Robert S
CA
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102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended to us as a free, small history lesson. We were there about 45 minutes, and we learned a lot about the Klondike Gold Rush and those involved in it! Great for families!

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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well laid out exhibits. They do have a strong school field trip program, which would have been annoying if there had been students there, but the place was pretty much empty. Rangers were very receptive to my remark that their picture of the Tlingit, while historically accurate, gave a mis-impression of traditional Tlingit houses.

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Orofino, Idaho
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This museum ties Canadian and US history together through the development of the Klondike gold rush and Seattle. It's free, which is good, because you'll pay dearly for parking. The museum has a gold panning exhibition at 11:00. It is kid friendly and has two different booklets for children to complete while going through the museum. The 20 min. introductory... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

While strolling around Pioneer Square, we popped into this little museum. The 20 minute video was excellent. It presented the story of four different individuals involved in the Yukon Gold Rush. We can away with a real feel for that time period. For such a small museum, it is a real gem.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This museum is a bit out of the way but worth the small walk. The story is an eyeopener and nicely complements anything you might have learned about Seattle's history when you took the underground tour (do that, it's worth it). Seattle prospered on the back of the gold rush to Klondike, and despite the fact that so many took... More 

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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This was a pretty cool museum. It told all about the people who went up to the Klondike in search for gold, showed all the rations they needed to take, and also told you what the gold hunters wish they would have known; that there wasn't that much gold there by the time people rushed there!

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Kent, Washington
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is by no means the largest Historical Park, in fact it may be the smallest. The exhibits are well laid out and explained. The golden eagle pass is good here and a great diversion from Pioneer Square.

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