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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Address: 291 Broadway, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 9079839200
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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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Ou trip was actually in August of 2012. I was amazed at the hardships the poor gold miners had. Having to carry a year's worth of supplies up and over the pass in the cold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wouldn't say that this Visitor's Center would be on my "must see" list. It is a building with pretty decent exhibits on the history of the Gold Rush in the region. It is educational, but not too exciting. I skipped the presentation in the movie room. There was no fee asked for entrance.

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Thank Larry W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ou trip was actually in August of 2012. I was amazed at the hardships the poor gold miners had. Having to carry a year's worth of supplies up and over the pass in the cold, snowing conditions. I don't see how any of them made it !! The museum associated with this park had a lot of great information. I... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you National Park Passport folks know, this park is a two-parter; one part Seattle and another part Skagway. Got my Seattle stamp in 2006, took 10 years to get the second part but was well worth it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Self-guided or ranger led walking tours are the best eay to see Skagway. Unfortunately when we were there the visitor's center was still being remodeled. The restored buildings are throughout the town and the NPS is doing a great job restoring them.

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Thank Jo S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is very spread out among several buildings in the downtown Skagway streets. The visitor center (opens early) has different hours than the building that has the junior ranger exhibits and activity area (opens at 10am). There is a great film to watch on the history of Skagway and the gold rush. Even my kids liked it. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what the National Park Service is all about, preserving and interpreting American history, places and landscapes. Were it not for the NPS, the 100 historic Klondike Gold Rush buildings in Skagway, Alaska might long ago fallen into disrepair. Instead, Skagway has been saved and 900,000 visitors learn about its history while visiting Skagway each year. The visitor center... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been to Skagway since 1978, so the Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park was a welcome addition! There is so much history in this town and it was nice to see the NPS appropriately display the history in the old buildings which are part of the great lore of Skagway. This is a definite place to visit, especially... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a walking tour of downtown Skagway. It was very interesting and very educational specially because of the Klondike gold rush. They have a couple of walking tours that they offer. I highly recommend joining one. You can also get maps and hiking trail information. The Rangers are very nice and helpful.

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Patterson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NPS has done a great job putting the hisotry of the Klondike together for an overall experience of the time, educational and informative. NPS has brought in a lot of the old buildings and restored them to the locaiion and original purpose, artifacts and explanations. Enjoy.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skagway is s funny little cruise port town. If you're not careful you might think that the town was founded on jewelry stores and souvenir shops. If you pay a little closer attention you'll realize that Skagway has a tremendous amount of history most of which is G or PG rated. My kids were able to become junior park rangers... More 

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