Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit, Seattle

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#6 of 35 in Parks in Seattle
Learn about one of the last great prospecting adventures at Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit. 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. A visit to Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seattle trip maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • This museum is small but it documents a very important part of history - the quest for gold in the Yukon in the late 1800's. Seattle played a major role in outfitting hundreds of men as they prepared ...  more »
  • We enjoyed a great 20 minute film on the history of Seattle and the gold rush. Informative and interactive displays that show both how hard it was to get to Alaska and how few truly ever found gold. I...  more »
  • This small museum is worth stopping by to hear about the Klondike Gold Rush. Even though it lasted less than two years, it was a huge influencer in Seattle's history. The movie (shown on demand) reall...  more »
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  • A free experience-museum that allows you to learn all about the Gold Rush in Seattle. Very informative, and very well researched and preserved. Was a great way to learn a little bit more about Seattle, if you are into history, this place should be a quick stop! They even had a lot of authentic items you would find during the Gold Rush period, which made the experience even more cool. Would recommend to any history buffs.
  • Of all the places to get a national parks passport stamp this one is definitely in my top 3 hidden locations. It isn't really that hidden, but if you're not looking for it then you probably won't stumble across it. That being said, it is a great facility with a lot of information and a great exhibit. Lots of hands on activities for kids and good break from the hectic crowd a mile away at Pike Place Market. Don't forget to sign the visitor log when you're there!
  • Great museum: I love this tiny little downtown museum. Unlike other museums, it tells a specific story, and tells it well from start to finish. It helps you picture what it was like to be caught up in gold rush fever, how you would get supplies, and what incredible obstacles you'd be presented with. Well worth the trip.
  • The museum told a very interesting story about the history of Seattle, and presented it very well. We were hooked! You get caught up in the excitement of the news of gold, endure the harsh journey to the Klondike, and get hit with the brutal reality faced by many of the stampeders when they returned home empty-handed. Well worth the visit!
  • A charming free exhibit; walked in here and was greeted with very friendly and helpful staff. This exhibit offers a lot of valuable history lessons of Seattle and the PNW.

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