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“Excellent small museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dawson City Museum

Dawson City Museum
5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson, Yukon, Canada
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Dawson
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the Gold Rush era.
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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“Excellent small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This museum is very interesting. I learned a lot. I had no idea that Dawson ever had a railroad, but the museum has 4 old narrow gage locomotives. They had a gold panning demonstration which was excellent.

Visited July 2012
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Prince Albert, Canada
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“A little dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

the building where the museum is housed is very nice, a little deceiving as it is so large from the outside, but inside there is room used up for a large courtroom that is not overly interesting other than a few pictures. Some of the displays are only open a set times. Just felt a little high cost for not alot to see.

Visited July 2012
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Victoria BC
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“It's OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Samll town with short but interesting history - GOLD GOLD and more ...

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting and exceptionally helpful guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

You can't miss this impressive building as you pass 5th Avenue. It's not as big as it looks from the outside but has a variety of interesting exhibits from the gold rush and subsequent years. The staff/guides there were exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.

Visited June 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Very interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

A must when visiting Dawson and the Klondike area. The detailed story of the discovery of Bonanza Creek gold is also interesting, and the documentary about Dawson very good. Allow 1-2 hours.

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Visited June 2012
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