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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Address: 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 206-220-4240
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Ranked #40 of 498 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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...
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stopped for a bit while on a tour of the city. Lots to see and read about, especially for history buffs.

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Hoffman Estates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a small, focused museum. Very interesting details about the Klondike and the gold rush era. Would not have thought it would be interesting to me at all, but was pleasantly surprised. Very small footprint for the whole things so it kind of winds around on itself, giving an interesting layout. The gift shop was typical souvenir stuff, a... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

An excellent museum of the gold rush in an original building. An attraction for both kids and adults. In the fascinating historic Pioneer Square area. Film in the small theater.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well done, hands on, follow the gold diggers and the hardship and how important Seattle was before hitting the Yukon. Great photos, a very well done documentary film and it is FREE, great to visit on a cool, cloudy Seattle day.

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United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent and clear history lesson on the Klondike gold rush. Also, interesting exhibit on Japanese removal during World War II from nearby Bainbridge Island. Well worth a visit.

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