Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Learn about one of the last great prospecting adventures at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The Cadillac Hotel is your first stop on the trail. This site was once the initial supply point for prospectors headed to the Yukon. Explore the temporary exhibits and pick up a map of the original Chilkoot Trail that settlers used to reach the wild lands where they hoped to strike it rich. This is the only international historical park shared by Canada and the United States, as the park extends up to Alaska. The park includes historical settler towns and Dawson City. Plan to visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park during your Seattle vacation using our convenient Seattle trip builder.
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  • well worth a free visit, the staff were so willing to speak about the musuem. You just felt you had gone back in time. 
  • A little gem of a museum about the history of the Gold Rush and how it was experienced in Seattle. Lots of interesting exhibits and a film--and it's free. If you went on Bill Speidel's Underground Tou...  read more »
  • The best part: it's FREE! And, it's self-guided so you can take as much, or as little, time at each station as you'd like. History bores me, but after taking the underground tour of the city, this was...  read more »
  • It's a great museum that really explains the life and struggles of the people headed to the Yukon. It's crazy how few people actually made any money. The museum has a lot to see, so give yourself at least a couple of hours. I really liked looking at the pictures of old Seattle. The gold rush isn't what you think of when visiting Seattle, but this museum should be as much of a tourist destination as the Pike's Place or the Space Needle.
  • Free Free Free....did I mention there is no price for Admission to this Museum. I spent about an hour in the museum and could easily spend three more. They have done a fantastic job of laying out a timeline to follow for five experiences during the Gold Rush. The interactive displays make it more fun to learn and you can sit in the theater for short films. They also do a walking tour that starts here and goes through nearby historic places.
  • FREE! Great, well done little museum documenting the Klondike gold rush and other aspects of the beginning of the US National Park System. Complete with some interactive stations and descriptive exhibits and pictures. They show a short film every 30 minutes I believe, however I did not get to see it.
  • This free museum is near a lot of cool things in Seattle and should be at the top of your list of things to see and do. It is very well done and good for kiddos and adults. The movie presentations are well done and interesting. The little gift shop is nicely stocked with little things that you had no idea that you needed. Really have to see this, well worth about the 60 to 90 minutes it can take to run through it, including the movie presentations.
  • A great find in the Pioneer Square district. A small National Park/museum. A great stop on a hot or rainy day. Lots of information on the history of Seattle and the Klondike Gold Rush.
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