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“Inexpensive and interesting stop”

Trail of '98 Museum
Ranked #36 of 65 things to do in Skagway
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Owner description: Fascinating display of gold rush memorabilia.
Legal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and interesting stop”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

It only cost $2 and we got a good hour of interesting viewing here. Kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt they were given.

Visited August 2012
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Skagway, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Value!”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Trail of '98 Museum is a little jewel in Skagway. The museum has a $5M+ collection of artifacts and gold rush memorabilia on display, and admission is just a couple of bucks. What more could you ask for? Interesting stuff! At 7th & Spring Streets, the ship/town shuttle stops right in front. Depending on your level of interest, plan on at least 1/2 hour, more for those with a real interest in the Gold Rush.

Visited August 2012
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4 Thank jeepingjeanne
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La Quinta, California
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Pick Up Free Park Ranger Tour Necxt Door 10am.”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

A great tase of the Gold Rush of 1898. 100,000 people went through Skagway and only 500 struck it rich! (most likely the con-men, ladies of the night and the merchants)

Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Chris R
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Harrisburg, PA
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great, Interesting Low Cost Attaction”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

If you go to Skagway, please take the time to stop in this museum. It is small, but it is quite interesting and at $2, a great deal. The absolute best deal is the free walking tour offererd by the National Park Rangers at the next door visitor's center. The tour takes you inside the museum and offers some interesting history of Skagway, some very interesting stories about it's early settlers and a window into the life of a prospector. Amazing pieces of history. The tours are appx. 45 minutes and include a quick stop in the museum. You'll appreciate this quaint, gold rush town much more with some historical perspective. We visited with our teenage daughters who enjoyed hearing about "Soapy Smith" and his gang of bandits.

Visited August 2011
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