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Address: Oakland, CA
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Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.

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Alright place to visit. I was generally disappointed by the whole of Jack London Square. Mostly just restaurants. All attractions close at 5 pm.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chloe N
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alright place to visit. I was generally disappointed by the whole of Jack London Square. Mostly just restaurants. All attractions close at 5 pm.

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Thank Chloe N
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No cost. A small quiet spot right downtown by the water. You can touch it. Walk around the building. You may not enter, but you can see and just wonder how people lived. Great teachable moment for children.

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Thank Rosa B
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

If you happen to walk by, take a look in. It's neat that this piece of history and culture exists and is on display. Kids will enjoy peeking in. There's not much to it and it doesn't warrant a special visit.

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Thank NickiandNolan
Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you happen to be in Jack London Square take a quick peek at this old cabin of his that was moved log by log from its backwoods home to Oakland and to a location in Canada (not sure if they added logs so each are half old and half new or decreased the size, probably the former.) It looks... More 

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Thank Suzannea2010
Hayward, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

A tiny cabin on the modern Jack London Square, this cabin-cum-saloon is a Jack London fan's cup of tea but there is nothing about his history or books at the site. Take a peak when in JL Square, which IS an attraction.

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Thank John C
Orinda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

A tiny cabin in the middle of the square...but nice history and easy to see. You can't go in but it's accessible and interesting to see how he lived for a while while writing.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is a nice little piece of history on the modern Jack London Square in Oakland. It was moved to this site, to commemorate Jack London's years writing in Alaska. He spent his later years living in Oakland California and the city honors him with this site.

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Thank scoobagirl
California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

A shack in th middle of so many other things to see. You just pass by. Of course, if you're into history, INCONSEQUENTIAL history, I guess it's worth the 30 seconds.

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Thank Jeffrey B
NY NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The fact that there was time and attention paid to transferring Jack London's cabin to this location, accessorizing it with vintage items and having a White Fang statue placed along the water is wonderful, especially for fans of the writer. There is a bar that is adjacent that has a tie in as well. I would not make a special... More 

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Thank PAM_from_LINY
San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

First, I adore Jack London's writing, but the cabin just makes me sad. It is small, dark, and depressing. Still I think it is probably an important historical artifact.

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