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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Address: 291 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
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+1 907-983-9200
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Visitors can return to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898 by...

Visitors can return to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898 by touring 15 restored buildings within the historic district.

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A good place to visit for local hiking information and more

Due to doing an early morning road trip we were unable to check out the free walking tour that the park offers throughout the day. However, we were able to make it back in time... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Indy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Due to doing an early morning road trip we were unable to check out the free walking tour that the park offers throughout the day. However, we were able to make it back in time to visit the office and read about the area. The ranger I spoke with was very informative. While most cruise ship visitors might not have... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

well worth visiting whether you are planning to do the "gold rush route' or not. It;'s a large part of Alaskan history and casts light on much more than just the gold rush

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The park service is in the process of re-vamping it so you will get a feel of what it was like 'back in the day'. I was amazed to learn that it was actually on the bay because now it is totally landlocked. Alaska has raised 8 feet in the last 100 years! Definitely get the ranger tour which you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Well presented history of the area, interesting to look at and a great short film of the Gold Rush. The staff are well informed and very helpful. I think I heard they are closing early this year and having new displays for 2017, but I suppose more recent info can be found. Fantastic little maps with easy walking for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We enjoyed the free film as an overview of the Gold Rush. They also offer free walking tours, but we didn't have time. We visited nearby saloon and the park ranger there was very informative.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park gave us Wonderful experience with gold findings. We got the explanations and got hands-on to find gold in the mud.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Dovetailed nicely with our trip on the White Pass and Yukon Railroad. Enjoyed learning about the history of the region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This was a port of call on our Alaskan Cruise and we wandered into the National Parks Visitor Center. On a chalkboard six different walking tours were offered. We signed up for a free tour. Charlotte (NPS employee) was our guide and lead us through some streets of Skagway explaining the history of the black soldiers and back alley sex... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I am not 100% sure this is the name of the place we visited but we were in the Tongass National Forest near Skagway. It was filled with dense tree cover, steep cliffs, narrow roads between the vertical cliffs, a river way down below, and much gold rush history as narrated by our guide. On the day we visited, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This free guided tour was very fun, we would not have seen as much of the town if we would not have gone. I made reservations online and did pay a $3 fee for reserving online, there is only 30 spots avail.

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