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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
+1 206-220-4240
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Interesting and worth a visit

We visited here when in Seattle. The staff were very friendly, there is free Wi-Fi and the museum... read more

Reviewed yesterday
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Okay stop, but not terribly exciting...

This museum is pretty small and had limited items. I think it could be better with more things and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pioneer square” (103 reviews)
“small museum” (54 reviews)
“free museum” (33 reviews)
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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
+1 206-220-4240
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here when in Seattle. The staff were very friendly, there is free Wi-Fi and the museum is really interesting to work round. There is a small shop and restroom facilities.

Thank TessPiggo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is pretty small and had limited items. I think it could be better with more things and activities. Don't give yourself more than an hour here.

Thank vcal2011
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park a couple of weeks ago and it was very interesting. It was very educational. I learned so much about the Gold Rush.

Thank Fal L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful experience. I suggest you go here early in your visit to Seattle because it provides a great background of the history and also helps you understand what influenced modern day Seattle. The admission is free, but c'mon - be fair and...More

Thank mfottoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical reconstruction of Seattle's role for the gold rush with nice artefacts and simple text explaining the main events. Nice movie to support the exposition. Complete your visit with a souvenir from the boutique which has respectable prices.

Thank Farmazone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting stop in the old section of Seattle. A little hard to find. It's a small exhibit but helped us understand this jumping off point for the gold rush.

Thank Kelli10440
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came across this indoor park during a jury duty lunch break. Lots of informative information regarding the gold rush including the challenges and hardships prospectors faced on the journey alone as well as the long odds once a claim was staked. Whether or not...More

Thank EmeraldCityGlobeTrtr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum operated by the National Park Service depicts the role Seattle played in the Klondike gold rush. Seattle was advertised as the place to outfit for the gold fields. The journey to the Klondike was arduous and many did not complete the trip....More

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park is a Museum and is all indoors. A lot of information on the gold rush even though it was a long way away. It is here because Seattle was the gateway to the Klondike. Well laid out and very informative. Interactive and...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice well documented exhibit. Has good stuff for kids as well. A little further from underground tour than expected. Area is in the midst of gentrification. Exhibit is well balanced and covers quite a bit of history in a non lecture fashion

Thank s w
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Terri P
31 July 2016|
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Response from lynda37 | Reviewed this property |
It is inside. It's an old hotel that is now a Gold Rush museum.