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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
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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A national park smack dab in the middle of the city!!!

It took a little doing to find Klondike National Park in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle! Was looking for an open, green space – much to my surprise the park is contained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped in here a while ago. No fee to enter just about three minutes walks from Pioneer Square . It is worth the walk to see some of Seattle's early history and National importance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It took a little doing to find Klondike National Park in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle! Was looking for an open, green space – much to my surprise the park is contained in an historic building! It’s well worth some time. The gold rush and how it affected people and the city is a fascinating story and very well... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

OK, it's a bit small time but if one is in Pioneer square go ahead and take a look. It is not a place that one has to make a special trip for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An informative and interesting small museum regarding the Klondike Gold Rush, clearly a visit worth. Also take a stroll in the national park Area around the museum with buildings from the gold Rush period.

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Friedberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice museum with lots of facts about the gold rush. Make sure you choose one of the starters to follow during your visit and learn about how they did experience the gold rush. The best is that the entry is free. So definitively worth a visit.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit was a very nice history museum of the gold rush experience. Not like your normal Park Service stops it offered a look at the gold rush experience throughout the converted space. Pick up you Jr Ranger Program to fully engage in the experience. Rangers are very friendly.

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Udupi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Small museum to visit,to know about history of GOLD ,as to how the miners were offloaded , heavy with gold n so on. Not much to see as such., but to read the displayed boards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This little museum located in the former Cadillac Hotel recounts the thrill and hardships of the short-lived Klondike Gold Rush (1897-1898) that drew thousands to Canada. The well-done interactive displays draw on the diaries and journals of stampeders from diverse backgrounds and collections of artifacts to tell the tale. Seattle's role as a jumping off point for potential prospectors is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love visiting national parks, historical sites and monuments, and I'm so glad my husband and I stopped here while in Seattle. This museum provides visitors with interactive displays and videos to show what life was like as someone preparing to embark on the gold rush adventure. There are specific people, such as John Nordstrom, whose journeys are chronicled throughout... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A splendid exhibit of the event that really started Seattle on its road to recognition and success as a boomtown for the settlers who settled here after making or losing their fortunes in the Klondike

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Additional Information about Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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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