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“Lame tourist photo stop” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London's Cabin

Jack London's Cabin
Oakland, CA
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Ranked #29 of 52 attractions in Oakland
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
Oakland, California, United States
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“Lame tourist photo stop”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Not much here to excite. The cabin offers little more than a photo opportunity. There is little else to recommend it. a walk on the bay is far more enjoyable.

Visited September 2013
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English first
oakland
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“Dumpy little cabin in Jack London Square, worth about three minutes to look at it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Dumpy little cabin in Jack London Square, worth about three minutes to look at it. Definitely not a destination. Old saloon nearby is worth seeing. Jack London Square is worth seeing, just not the cabin.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Why Bother”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Not worth the visit. Spend your time reading Jack London's edgy prose. Jack London Square used to be mildly interesting, but now it is almost void of attractions. Rent a kayak there and explore the Bay waters.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Nostalgia, history, great drinks next door”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

What's not to like about Jack London's cabin. He's an icon, a guy w/ lots of good and lots of not-so-good, but always a great yarn. Read up about him, read one or two or three of his books -- and if you're of age, step next door to Heinhold's for another step back in history.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Cool place for a beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Check this out for historical relevance and stay for a beer? Be careful of the tilted floor, it's the floor not you.

Visited August 2012
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