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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: 319 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2618
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+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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Klondike Museum

Great little exhibit on the gold rush, really well put together and informative And it's free! It's a no brainer!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little exhibit on the gold rush, really well put together and informative And it's free! It's a no brainer!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked over to this park after taking the Underground Tour. There's tons of great info to look and read over. Really fun to learn about, especially if you have no idea what it took to join to gold rush! You can also weigh yourself and get your current value in gold. I would say this is great for kids,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting to learn about the Klondike gold rush from Seattle's perspective. The rangers were very friendly and helpful. We only had 90 minutes before closing and wish we had a little more time.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the smallest National Park, but a great one. In a short period of time you can learn a great deal of the real history of the gold rush to the Klondike. The displays are well layed out with a good bit of visitor interaction. This is also a wonderful use of an old historic building. Admission is free and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not aware of the role Seattle played in the Klondike Gold Rush and visiting this museum was a great, informative way to dodge the rain on a Friday afternoon. It takes about an hour or less to get through it, depending on if you are a fast or slow reader (I'm a slow reader) and features five gold... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting FREE museum. Start off with the 20 film to set the context and follow up with the displays. Only criticism is the staff should have told us where to start as we didn't always get things in the right order.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought our son here on President's Day because he hadn't collected the Junior Ranger Badge from this NHP. The museum is free and bigger than I thought it would be. Lot of reading to do and it takes a little over an hour to go through everything. Fun for a rainy day activity as long as you can find parking... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Museum is fairly typical for a National Historical Park museum- other than the fact that it is entirely indoors in downtown Seattle. But this one is completely free. I think the video was the most interesting part (it's probably 15 to 20 minutes) and depicts life in the area before, during and shortly after the Klondike Gold Rush. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We won't have gone here, but someone recommended it - and it was FREE. Great display with a lot of historical information about life during the Gold Rush. You won't believe what those people went through. While young children may not be as interested as adults, they do have a Junior Ranger Program. Check out their website.

Thank John C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stumbled upon this museum while walking around downtown Seattle, and decided to pop in and escape the heat. It turned out to be really interesting! There are many interactive and 3-D exhibits that draw you in and interest you in the Gold Rush no matter what age you are. There were senior citizens next to school groups next to... More 

Thank Stephanie C

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