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“Go for the atmosphere- not the beer”

Red Onion Saloon Brothel Museum
Ranked #8 of 36 things to do in Skagway
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stopped in for drinks, not the tour. Hubby tried a wheat beer (which he always orders) and also tried the red beer - said the former was just ok and did not liek the latter at all. Teenager liked the root beer and we all enjoyed the atmosphere- its definitely touristy and not a place where the locals hang (at least not when we were there early evening on a Saturday). There's no need to prchase a tour of Skagway as its doable on your own and Red Onion is located at the beginning of town across the street from the bus stop. Worth stopping in but enjoy it for what it is- a tourist attraction.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We did this as part of a tour from a cruise ship. It was combined with a a brothel and ghost tour.
Our our guide was fantastic and really took on the role of madam as she walked us through the streets of Skagway. Not only did she take on the role but so did some of the shop keepers as we walked past. We were given a history of both Skagway and the brothels .
The tour took 2 hours and included the visit to the brothel museum and a glass of champers.
A delightful afternoon and well worth it.

Thank andrew w
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was part of a package that we were participating in off of our cruise ship. It was a very short tour through the top portion of the saloon that used to be a brothel back in the day. Girls dressed for the part guide you through and give you the history and then let you walk through. It is reportedly haunted. It is an ok excursion, but I don't think I would go out of my way to tour it by itself. You can eat and have drinks downstairs at the saloon when you are finished. We didn't do that, but it was packed with people.

Thank Rnfrtz
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

A great meal at a great price. Make sure that you go on the tour, very informative. The girls in the restaurant were a lot of fun

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Food was delicious; we had salads and sandwiches. There was a relaxing fun atmosphere inside. The museum is upstairs and we did not go up to see it.

Thank tsf_tx
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