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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 #26 of 206 attractions in Seattle
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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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It's free, full of knowledge and actually quite interesting - what's not to like! the movie they show is also interesting, overall time well spent and should be a mandatory Seattle tourist stop!

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New York City, New York
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35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went on the Underground Tour and were told about this museum from the tour guide. It's right around the corner and an excellent museum. The movie was also interesting. Definitely recommend.

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Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I stopped here after a long day of sight seeing and really enjoyed our visit. It was very interesting learning about the Klondike Gold Rush. My husband was a bit disappointed that there weren't more artifacts on display... I think he was hoping to see a gold nugget. There are a lot of interactive exhibits and I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is in a corner on Pioneer Square...more of a museum than a park. We requested the movie on the gold rush as soon as we entered. They led us to a small auditorium and then played the 30 minute or so movie---fascinating....and especially so, since I just happened to have watched the movie, White Fang, (which I recommend you... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This place is surely excellent.. I nearly missed out thanks to my friends for taking me there!! I had a really nice time!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

What would you do for a Klondike Bar? How about a Klondike Museum? "Huh," you say? Actually, this free little museum is worth a visit. There are a lot of exhibits on two floors that really give you a sense of what Seattle must have been like when all those wide-eyed settlers from the east swooped in upon the city... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Do not miss this little museum. You'll learn a lot about the Klondike Gold Rush - that is, the difficulty of getting there. It's mind-boggling. The film is very good and the iconic picture of the line of people climbing the mountain - just so hard to comprehend.

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Not a big history buff, so wasnt sure about this place, but it was free so we stopped in. Exhibits were okay, but we really liked the 30 min film they show periodically. Pretty interesting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Free and interesting. Located in downtown Seattle in Pioneer Square. A 30 minute movie is shown and I suggest watching that first then view museum. Allow approximately 1.5 hours. Nice ranger who answered questions. Gift store and restrooms.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My visit here was the best part of my 3 days in Seattle. It's free, really interesting and interactive. I visited on a Saturday afternoon where I got to see a short film about the gold rush (shows regularly every day) plus take part in a free hour long walking tour of the Pioneer District led by a Ranger, which... More

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