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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
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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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Nice place to get some history on Seattle

This small museum had some nice displays and some interesting history on the gold rush days and their impact on the growth of Seattle. Groups of school children seemed to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This small museum had some nice displays and some interesting history on the gold rush days and their impact on the growth of Seattle. Groups of school children seemed to be enjoying the exhibits and there were a lot of artifacts to look at.

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Auburn, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The place is small. In a seamy area of town across from Pioneer Square. But the museum itself holds your attention. Lots of written information so it's not my wife's favorite.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Even with school children and families, the museum has enough space for easy viewing and reading of the exhibits. Films were very good too for this important time in Seattle's history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place is an absolute gem- I would commend it ahead of anything else in Seattle, or at least start here and understand Seattle's place at the turn of the last century - including John Nordstrom's story. Lots to see and listen to, and it's free!

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Des Moines, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

More of a museum than a "park" but a pleasant way to spend an hour or so to dive into the significance of the Klondike Gold Rush to Seattle. Suggest you follow at least one of the prospectors on their journey to strike it rich. Not many interactive activities so plan on reading information boards on your self-guided tour. Admission... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Gold rush is the most important part of Seattle's history. There you can learn many interesting facts about Seattle, you can even learn how mush would you cost if you're made of gold! Admission is free so donations are very appreciated.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our hotel concierge told us that this was the smallest National Park, so I decided why not check it out. It's a small discreet building in downtown Pioneer Square. There are many displays, and you can walk through two floors reading about the history of the gold rush and some famous businesses and people that came out of it. Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This free interactive museum detailing the history about how Seattle was affected by the Klondike Gold Rush was a wonderful find! The exhibits were well laid out with computer kiosks and wall hangings to tell a great story. I've been to Whitehorse and was able to relate a lot of the information in Seattle to that trip!

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very interesting museum that really portray the Klondike gold rush from the beginning to the end. It was very nice and well preserved for all people to enjoy. I would highly recommend it for families. Very close to the Amtrak station.

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Boston (well, an hour south)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It took us longer to find this place than I wished, but it was worth it. There wasn't lots of people there, which worked out well since we had 6 people in our group. There is a little video to watch and you could walk around checking out the info. Also, the gift shop has some cute finds :)

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