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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Address: 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: +1 206-220-4240
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history,...

This national park is really a free museum that documents Seattle history, from the fire that burned it down to the gold rush that helped build it up.

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Small but very informative/historical

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Complimentary to visit. We were glad we went in to have a look and learned some history of Seattle during the golf rush period. It's location... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Complimentary to visit. We were glad we went in to have a look and learned some history of Seattle during the golf rush period. It's location was very central to get to other attractions e.g. Near to trains.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A well-laid out and fascinating museum giving a clear insight into the growth of Seattle at the time of the Gold Rush. Nicely presented.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem in Seattle. When we were there, only a couple of people wandered through. But I learned more about the Klondike gold rush here than I have anyplace else. The exhibits talk about the people and the routes people used to get to the Klondike. Since Seattle is the kick off for the Alaskan gold rush,... More 

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was of keen interest to us as my wife's grandfather traveled to the Yukon for the Gold Rush in 1898, passing through Seattle on the way from San Francisco. If you are curious about an important event in the emergence of Seattle as a major west coast city, the rush to the gold fields of the Yukon and... More 

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Herndon, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a history teacher so I was intrigued by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. I spent a very happy hour there learning and relaxing at the end of a long day. This museum does a great job explaining to the first time Seattle visitor how the city grew dramatically as a result of the 1896 Alaskan Gold Rush.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed it and its worth seeing if you're already in the area. Its free but I wouldnt go out of my way to go there

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National monument - nicely put together story of the Klondike Gold Rush. Free to the public. They have displays and a 20 minute movie. See the whole thing in about one hour.

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Lake Country, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to visit this while in Seattle as I have a lot of interest in the gold rush. What a great exhibit. When you go, make sure you watch the movie first. It brings everything into perspective. The staff are great, and the history is fantastic. If your in Seattle, make this one of your stops if you are... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to walk to if you are in downtown Seattle. Great information about the area. Worth the time and don't forget to get your National Parks passport stamp.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum that is part of the National Park System. It provides a great deal of information, but you must be willing to walk through the museum and read most of it. It provides info on the connection of the Gold Rush to Seattle.

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