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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 319 Second Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number:
+1 206-220-4240
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Surprising gem

We came across this museum by accident and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Definitely a place to visit when in Seattle

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came across this museum by accident and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Definitely a place to visit when in Seattle

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped into this attraction because we were cold and ended up enjoying our visit immensely. The story of the Klondike Gold Rushers is fascinating and this is a really well curated museum. Add it to your "must" list!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful Park Service museum. Definitely go if you are about to leave on an Alaska cruise, or if you have time before or after an Amtrak trip (it is right by the downtown Seattle station). It is a small museum but really high quality. Interesting for both Alaska and Seattle history.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "park" which is in an old automobile dealership building, is compact enough you don't have to spend the entire morning (or afternoon) visiting. The exhibits are interactive and informative, so even the kids should find it enjoyable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice and well done historic site. It is free and if you ae in the area it is really worth a stop. It has good signage and displays, you can gothrough quickly or slow if you really want to. It is also a nice break on a cold winter day - stop in to get warm... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This museum was surprisingly really really good! And one of the best things was it was free to visit! Loved the lay out and the fact that you could follow the stories of actual people from the time and their gold rush journeys. There were enough interactive displays to keep our young kids interested. Definitely visit if you are interested... More 

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Your visit starts with a twenty minute movie which is most informative and sets the context for what you will see on your tour.. As you begin your walk through the exhibits, pick one of the characters and find out at the end of your trip how you did.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is not an open air event, it is not on the docks, it is all indoor. That said, for me, it brought to life the Klondike, interactive, good photos, voice recordings, quiz for children, a rebuilt cabin, this really felt imaginative to me and I liked it a lot. Some weeks after visiting BBC had a Klondike TV programme... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Always take my out of town guests here. It's self guided and very interesting. Gives you a break from entertaining and it's also FREE.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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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