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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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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.
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319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
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Reviewed yesterday

Having returned from a cruise to Alaska this was a very relevant exhibition. It was well done but I suspect could easily be missed!

Thank GrahamBouff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here before a Seahawks game. Very informative, easy to read exhibits, well laid out, clean, friendly. A surprise considering the location but put it on your list to stop by. 30 minutes you can see everything, but plan for a bit longer if you...More

Thank PhfamWA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This National Park service museum is small, but it's packed with information about the Gold Rush in the Yukon; Seattle was the starting and supply point and the gold rush revived the town.

Thank matkat7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Area is very sketchy – replete with many homeless services and persons. There also weren’t many people besides walking around (on a Sunday afternoon). It set my Spidey senses tingling so I didn’t stay very long. However, from what I could see in the Pioneer...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the last day in Seattle and we visited after taking the underground tour. Museum is well laid out with interesting exhibits. Lots of things to look at and very professionally done. It was free although they said donations were welcomed. If you like...More

Thank TJDDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest in learning about Seattle's history, then 30 minutes here is the perfect place to learn. Run by the National Park Service, it's a good history of what helped Seattle grow in the late 1800's. Free. Worth your time.

Thank MattIowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing like a free museum to spend some extra time. It’s donwn the street from the underground tour and a great place to spend 30-60 minutes. Much of the info is part of American lore, but you get to see some tools close up. Those...More

Thank mbg x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well designed exhibits and interactive kiosks to learn the history of Seattle during the Klondike gold rust. Great way to spend a few hours.

Thank 514lynnes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great film and exhibits. The park is worth a visit and is free. Good gift shop. The history of this short period in time is really interesting, why did they do it?

Thank Adders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush from the starting point. Lots of interactive exhibits for adults and kids. Get your National Parks Passport stamp here.

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Richard B
29 January 2018|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a very small place. Your hotel will likely keep your luggage for your even if you can't check in yet
29 December 2017|
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Response from PhotographVagabond | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Garages and sometimes you can snag a spot on the street.
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.