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Address: Mile 1.7 Klondike Hwy, Skagway, AK
Phone Number:
+1 907-983-3175
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Here at the Klondike Gold Fields in Skagway, Alaska, you can immerse...

Here at the Klondike Gold Fields in Skagway, Alaska, you can immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the Klondike Gold Rush. Visitors are transported back to the 1890s as our costumed staff meets, greets, guides, and entertains them. Our site includes everything from gold panning, to Iditarod sled dogs, to an authentic dredge and a chamber where you can experience 40-below temperatures. On site you can enjoy the many attractions and displays including a dress up photo shack, movies, and educational exhibits. There is also a restaurant and brewery to allow our guests to make a day of it at the Klondike Gold Fields. We aren’t just tours – we are an experience!

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A bit of light fun

We did this as part of a shore excursion on our Alaska Cruise. We had a White Pass train ride then came back to the Klondike Gold Dredge via bus. It's a fun way to learn about the... read more

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394 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as part of a shore excursion on our Alaska Cruise. We had a White Pass train ride then came back to the Klondike Gold Dredge via bus. It's a fun way to learn about the Good rush & to try your hand at panning for gold. They dress in period costume which adds to the experience, when... More 

Thank sm05060
Jerusalem, Israel
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was a fun way to get a feel for what panning for gold was like. It helps that everyone walks away with a little bit of stardust as well

Thank Lynn G
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Want to experience an the excitement of being a prospector? You should go on the Klondike Gold Dredge Tour. The experience took us back to an exciting period in history. Upon entering the site, we were give a lively and humorous demonstration on how to pan gold. Afterwards we were given a chance to try it for ourselves. I managed... More 

Thank Harriet C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The Klondike Gold Fields was a fun attraction to visit. On site they had an excellent dog tour, a brewery, a gold panning shed, a 40 below chamber, and more. They also had an excellent White Pass train tour. The staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable, and I had a great time!

Thank M F
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We wound up at this tour as part of a ride on the WhitePass/Yukon railroad ride. The only part of this tour that provided any entertainment value was Charlie the prospector who showed you how to pan for gold. I would have paid five bucks to hear his banter but beyond that, there is just not enough happening here to... More 

Thank maschmit442
Portland, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Please do not go here. The food is very low quality--everything is straight from a frozen box and tossed into the oven, but the buffet costs $17.95! The gold panning tour is totally bogus. I spent a ton of money for our family to go, and was deeply disappointed by 'Sluicebox Charlie'. His acting was extremely rote--like he'd been doing... More 

Thank reqmaterials
Westchester County, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a great excursion for people of all ages. We panned for gold, met iditarod dogs and spoke with an iditarod musher and had a wonderful guide on our train ride. Soapy Sam was knowledgeable and her facts held our interest the entire trip.

Thank ddonato270
Management response:

We will be sure to let Soapy Sam know that you enjoyed her tour, and thank you for leaving a review! More 

Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

So my sister and nephew paid 60$ to pan for gold. We didn't want to pan so they said we had to pay 15 to watch and look around. Do not pay this. Grounds are minimal. We decided to have a root beer in the restaurantbwhich they ok'd and let us in to wait. Very rustic and not really a... More 

Thank Efren K
Management response:

We are sorry to hear that your experience here at the Klondike Gold Fields did not meet your expectations. Our grounds passes include access to our Gift Shop and gold nugget gallery, a Northern Lights movie, Charlie Chaplin's Gold Rush movie, a self-guided dredge tour and movie, beautiful views along the Skagway river, ability to watch a gold panning show,... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The people here were so nice and welcomed us all with smiling faces! It was such a great experience! Sally, our tour guide, became a friend so soon into the tour. It didn't feel like we were "tourists" it felt like we had always lived there because we were treated so well! Thank you for a wonderful experience! -the Aastrom... More 

Thank Katie A
Management response:

It is so nice to hear that you felt at home here at the Klondike Gold Fields. Making sure families have fun while they are here is our top priority! More 

Evans, Georgia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

On my recent Alaskan cruise on Celebrity, my friend and I had originally signed up for a cruise-sponsored excursion into Skagway, which got cancelled due to lack of participation. So we decided to do our own thing while our husbands went on a different excursion. I really wanted to play with puppies and see the sled dogs. When you get... More 

Thank pianomom2
Management response:

It is so wonderful to hear that your visit to the Klondike Gold Fields made your day. Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback! More 

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